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Scotland, Cameron and Rajoy

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The ballots are in and Scotland has voted decisively to remain in the Union[1]. The results became clear in the early morning hours after 30 of Scotland’s 32 councils had reported in and the lead in the “NO” vote became insurmountable. By a slightly wider margin than I had previously predicted[2] Scottish voters agreed that they […]

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Preview: “Como Amigos”: Alfred Bosch and Rosa Díez debate Catalonia’s future

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Common Sense is at the Spanish Parliament to view a debate between Alfred Bosch, MP for Barcelona with ERC and Rosa Diaz, MP with UPyD on the subject of Catalan independence. I will provide an update after the meeting.    

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The Most Important Election

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Between the U.S. general elections and the 18th Party Congress in China, most people can be forgiven for thinking that all the exciting elections in November were done and dusted. Of course the transitions in the two most powerful countries in the world are important, but beyond the personalities and the extraordinary spectacle, neither vote promised much […]

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The Bloody Flag

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Spain has been in the news recently more often than is good for any country and the news has been generally bad. The only bright point has been the easing of pressure on Spanish bonds, thanks to the ECB’s promise to defend the euro at any cost. The 10-year bond remains just under 6%[1] which, […]

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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams

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