Spain's deputy PM on tv with scheduled speech 16 Oct

  • Catalan leader has not replied to govt
  • govt response on Catalonia is widely backed in Spanish parliament
  • question to Puigdemont is not hard to answer
  • he has the power to avert next steps by Spanish govt
  • Catalan govt still has opportunity to rectify
  • any dialogue must be held within the law

So the deadline is extended but Spanish govt seemingly in front-foot mode.

Earlier I reported Puigdemont's letter in which he failed to clarify the independence position.

EUR pairs a tad lower again.

Puigdemont - Still not answering the simple question. Have they or haven't they ?