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The Basque and Catalan right-wing nationalists may successfully negotiate themselves some crumbs of devolution in exchange for not ganging up with assorted leftists in asking for a referendum.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Aug 30th, 2011 at 01:59:13 AM EST
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I am thinking more about effects two or three years on, when conditions have really started to bite all over Spain -- assuming it remains austerity, steady as she goes.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Aug 30th, 2011 at 07:54:47 AM EST
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The odds are of a 4-year majority PP government. So 4 years of biting austerity is what we're getting.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Aug 30th, 2011 at 10:09:48 AM EST
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