This week saw Mariano Rajoy issue his latest warning to the increasingly aggressive
separatists in Catalonia.
Spain appears to be on an economic roll at the moment But how much credit can Rajoy’s
government take for this dazzling macroeconomic performance? Not much, as it turns
The Culture Trip
This week BBVA and Bankia SA joined in the numbers game and predicted that the Spanish
economy would grow by 3.3% this year. Mariano Rajoy should have been shouting this
from the roof tops. Instead, he was in the witness box giving evidence in the long
running Gurtel corruption case.
The Spanish government has now been joined by the IMF in the latest round of the GDP
numbers game. It's only a matter of time before the magic number of 3.2% is reached
thereby equalling 2016's growth rate.
The sight of Mariano Rajoy in the witness box this week giving evidence in the Gurtel
corruption case was a PR disaster for his party but a gift to Catalonian secessionists.