I have often complained in this space that no one in Spanish politics resigns and in most cases party politics is placed above the national interest. But this hasn't been the case with Spain's second biggest political party, the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE). Following a rebellion within his own inner circle, PSOE leader Sanchez resigned on Saturday night. Some sections of his party were opposed to his tough line on negotiations with the Partido Popular. Spain hasn't had a government since December after two general elections which were won by the centre-right Partido Popular but without a majority. The Socialists under Sanchez had refused to back the Partido Popular which would have allowed acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to be sworn in as leader.