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Although Catalonia's president, Carles Puigdemont, has
called time-out on secession proceedings in the hope that
negotiations can begin with Madrid, the omens are not good.

The arguments for and against Catalonian secession
have recently become more toxic. Now they have
gone nuclear.

If Catalans ask for secession on Sunday, there is just one
outcome which can be predicted with certainty: the problems
will only be beginning.

Despite the violence which marred Catalonia’s independence
the region’s president is confident that Catalonia
has won the ‘right to an independent state in the form of a

Luis de Guindos, Spain's economy minister, has been
re - assuring the markets that despite the recent referendum
on Catalonian secession, everything is fine and there is no
need to panic. For how long will they believe him?



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