OPINION

The Catalan case

How have people from the region been so suddenly converted to this anti-Spanish culture of ethnic grievance?

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Do-nothing policy

Rajoy lets problems fester because he thinks it desirable to let them harden into exasperation

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Encroaching inequality

When modernization enters a phase of maturity and the middle classes can grow no further, as is now the case in the West, equality of opportunity becomes a trap

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Unknowns

The plan to punish Assad, Spain’s economic recovery and the PP corruption case are all very much in the balance

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De Cospedal

The PP Secretary General's testimony has shaken up the Bárcenas hearings Is it time for Spain to reform the rules of "the game of power?"

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Integrity and venality

It is in Spain’s corporate cliques, and not its public services, where the taint of corruption is strongest

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Proximity

Symptoms of a kind of autism syndrome are present in all of Spain's political parties

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Inbreeding

The political parties must be forced to open up their finances to independent scrutiny

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Punishment

The Socialists have long since lost their capacity to relate to the people they are supposed to represent

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Civil disobedience

Things are worsening in Spain with the rebellion of the Catalans, and the spread of demonstrations