Doubts were being expressed in Spain this afternoon about the real reasons for the sensational abdication of King Juan Carlos in favour of his son.
For six days now, The Slog has been getting tips via phone and email about an imminent major meltdown in Spain, across the spectrum of banking liquidity, sovereign breakup and social rebellion. Both Spanish and US sources were in touch with me yesterday, carrying identical stories of helicopters disrupting social media, mayhem in the streets of Barcelona, and Skype being blocked.
Now suddenly the King abdicates (despite recent scandals, his decision came as a complete surprise) and Mario Rajoy was very quick to comment, “King Juan Carlos has told me of his desire to give up the throne, and I’m convinced this is the best moment for change”.
Given Rajoy’s pedigree, this is unlikely to…
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