The Catalonia conflict is at the heart of the Spanish election campaign: Prime Minister Sánchez is trying to engage the separatists in dialogue - and being branded by the Right as "traitors to the Fatherland".
Spanish politicians are known for, sometimes a strong deal. But what Pablo Casado, head of the conservative people's party, the beginning of February, accused the socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez in the head, was unusually sharp: "traitor, liar, egocentric, power-obsessed, a disgrace for Spain".
perhaps The worst accusation: Casado, under the socialists, to be a puppet of the Catalan separatists. The fact is that there were also voices of the separatists, the Sánchez in the past year into the office, lifted. He had a no-confidence vote against his predecessor, Mariano Rajoy brought - and won.