Voters want the government to focus on reducing the cost of living, keeping a lid on the wage-price spiral, and, because of the war, national security.
Pandering to nationalist sentiments didn’t save his socialists from a crushing electoral defeat. He should return to his previous course.
The key question arising from the diplomatic back-and-forth is whether Spain would be prepared to veto a future trade deal.
There has been agreement about its status between the UK and Spain – contrary to Remain warnings during and since the referendum.
Pedro Sánchez’s quest for a ‘solution’ is doomed – there is no combination of concessions which would either satiate or weaken the nationalists.
To Hungary and Cyprus, Putin appears to have added a third, slightly less marginal, ally – Greece. Will Spain be next?