ENRIC JULIANA. MADRID 06/03/202
The two main engines of the Spanish economy are in this state one year after the outbreak of the epidemic.
Undercover secessionism in Madrid. An internal secessionism, without disruptive rhetoric. An ‘us alone’. The rulers of the capital of Spain – in a single province autonomy format – no longer limit themselves to contradicting and counterprogramming the central government, something that can be explained to a certain extent taking into account the current Spanish political climate. That is not all. At the moment they are taking another step: they are beginning to challenge the rest of the autonomous communities when it comes to managing the epidemic.
In Barcelona, confusion after the Catalan elections. Explicit secessionism can form a government but it does not know how to do it and meanwhile it continues to ignore crucial aspects of the Catalan economy.
A year after declaring the state of calamity, Spain is a country in anguish, with a political breakdown in its two main engines. More than seventy thousand people are no longer there to tell about it.
This week’s video blog deals with this question.