A METROSCOPIA opinion poll revealed that 38 per cent of Catalans prefer what is becoming known as the Third Way: more power for Cataluña that stops short of outright independence.
Thirty-one per cent opted for independence and 19 per cent said they were happy with the present situation.
Catalan businessmen reiterated their rejection of independence and Antoni Duran Lleida, the other half of the governing CiU coalition, has resigned as the party’s Number Two. The party’s Number One is Cataluña’s regional president Artur Mas and Duran Lleida is unhappy with the former’s moves towards an independence referendum on November 9.
Mas has promised to deliver but has painted himself into a corner and he knows it. Will it have dried by November?