A good and fair article, With the typically inane remarks by those who posted comments afterwards. Can Madrid at this point concede the same financial privileges enjoyed by the Basque region, as was proposed before? Some concession needs to be offered. But then the constituencies in the region need to be thoroughly revised as the country constituencies inland (which is where the strongest support for independence lies) have smaller electorates than those in Barcelona, Tarragona and the coast. The votes for each side in the debate are not matched by the distribution of seats in the Catalonian parliament. Madrid friends of mine say there is an influx of Catalonians buying houses and flats in the city and a boom in property prices as they are preparing to move if they have to. Meanwhile Catalonia's much vaunted booming economy is in retreat thanks to this crisis.
: For those of you who speak Spanish (and
: there's always Google Chrome translator for
: those who don't), here's a balanced and
: measured opinion piece from a
: journalist/writer specializing in the
: Spanish Royal Family.
: Basic summary of the article: the King's
: inner circle of advisors--the
: "Sanhedrin" as the author calls
: them; Felipe already knew he wanted to give
: the speech a month before the referendum;
: his quiet, hermetic personality, etc.