Many people have been left desperately poor in Spain after a construction boom turned to bust, pushing unemployment as high as 27 per cent, and opening the door to a new type of politician. Photo: AP Many people have been left desperately poor in Spain after a construction boom turned to bust, pushing unemployment as high as 27 per cent, and opening the door to a new type of politician. Photo: AP
Many people have been left desperately poor in Spain after a construction boom turned to bust, pushing unemployment as high as 27 per cent, and opening the door to a new type of politician. Photo: AP

The maverick challenging Spanish politics

Former socialist Rosa Diez relies on sharp debate to deliver her reform message to a country pushed to the brink

Many people have been left desperately poor in Spain after a construction boom turned to bust, pushing unemployment as high as 27 per cent, and opening the door to a new type of politician. Photo: AP Many people have been left desperately poor in Spain after a construction boom turned to bust, pushing unemployment as high as 27 per cent, and opening the door to a new type of politician. Photo: AP
Many people have been left desperately poor in Spain after a construction boom turned to bust, pushing unemployment as high as 27 per cent, and opening the door to a new type of politician. Photo: AP
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