Spain and Britain have something in common at the moment - both countries have lame duck leaders. Prime ministers Mariano Rajoy and Theresa May should be writing out their resignation speeches and they only appear to remain in the job because there is no one else, which doesn't say much for centre-right politics in Britain or Spain. Rajoy has completely mis-managed the crisis in Catalonia and as a direct result there is a danger that the country could split. His aborted attempt to stop the referendum last weekend not only strengthened the hand of the Catalan nationalists, it also brought the issue on to the world stage. Last week I doubt that many people outside Spain realised that there was a problem in the region which is home to Barcelona football club and now everyone is aware that there is a push for independence all thanks to Sr. Rajoy. The Spanish Prime Minister should step down and allow someone with more inventive ideas to try and resolve the crisis in Catalonia.