The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, expressed his appreciation to the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, for his statement in favor of the right to decide. Artur Mas agreed that “the best way to find a solution to this kind of problem, these conflicts of expectations, is to listen to the voice of the people, to let the people vote, and to build a future based on those opinions, as long as they are widely held by the people.”
The head of the Executive added that the tone of David Cameron’s statement “is a most constructive kind of path, and I hope that these kinds of reflections will start to take hold a bit in the rest of the Spanish state.”
Artur Mas recalled that this is not the first time that he has expressed his appreciation to the British Prime Minister, having done so a few months ago by letter, and he said that David Cameron had “offered his calm, brave, and positive thoughts on a natural process that is one that he respects in the United Kingdom, and which is that when there is a country, a nation, and a people that declares by a wide majority its desire to express itself and freely choose its future, that what Mr Cameron does is organize things, come to agreements, and explain it all publicly".
The president insisted that “the solution for these kinds of conflicts and expectations is always dialog and negotiation in order to come to agreements that facilitate the normal expression of a people, whether it be the Scots or the Catalans.”