Even the main pro-independence parties are divided on how to go about leaving Spain.
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In Spain, which goes to the polls today, in Greece, Portugal, and even in Finland, sustainable economic growth remains elusive.
Relatively moderate members of the Opposition know that they disagree with the Hard Left, but they have no idea what to do in response.
Few leaders on the continental mainland have the understanding and the political will to take the measures that are needed to protect their citizens.
Mark Field MP: No glittering giveaways. No electoral sweeteners. We need a deeply unexciting Budget.
I have before expressed concern that excessively loose monetary policy and more debt will eventually spark another crisis on a potentially more devastating scale.
Its insistence on austerity measures in Southern Europe means that a Grexit and Greek debt repudiation remain likely.
Interview: Ken Clarke – “The Greeks have made it impossible, unless they come up with some brilliant solution, to stay in the Euro.”
“The Cameroons” are wrong to view Tony Blair as “the Master”. It was “a pity” to move Michael Gove, and the EU referendum will not heal Tory divisions on Europe.
To Hungary and Cyprus, Putin appears to have added a third, slightly less marginal, ally – Greece. Will Spain be next?
Across Europe, the cheap soundbites and costly incompetence of populism are calling – only sober practicality can win the day.
There is an idealistic vision of a continent which in the last 70 years has become a haven of peace and prosperity. Go to Cracow or Vilnius – and see what they think.
The freedoms gained are only those you would never want to use.
The Spanish are threatening to veto Britain’s opting back in to the European Arrest Warrant.
Mark Field MP: A cautionary note on Carney’s anniversary. Beware the dangers of worshipping Central Bankers.
There are lessons for today from the rise and fall of the “Lords of Finance” in the 1920s. Risk has been continually mispriced during recent years.
Andrew Lilico: “The idea of a Single European State is now old-fashioned. When I go round Europe no-one is in favour of that.”
Britain and America stand together as countries that have managed to combine austerity with economic growth.