July 25, 2021

"Someone will have to say 'it's over'"

"Someone will have to say 'it's over'"

This has been pronounced in an interview in 'esRadio', which has collected Europa Press, coinciding with the sale on sale of his book 'The future is today' (Editions Peninsula), which has returned to compare what is happening in Catalonia with the coup of October 1934.

Aznar has affirmed that Spain can not be in a "permanent coup d'état", that "has not been resolved", that it is "consenting" and that it has the "complicity" of the socialist government. In his opinion, it is an "absolutely untenable" situation. For that reason, he has said that "someone will have to say in this country 'until now we have arrived, it's over'"

In addition, he has criticized the evolution of Catalan nationalism in which, as noted, the moderates have become secessionists and the secessionists have ended up in the hands of the radicals, in reference to what happened yesterday on the first anniversary of the 1 October.

In his opinion, the "coup" last year in Catalonia "is not disjointed", so he has predicted that Spain will be "stuck" until the situation is resolved. "I do not say solve, but resolve and improve," he added.


On the pacts reached during his tenure with nationalist forces, he has called "good pact" the Majestic for which CiU assured his support for the PP in exchange for more powers for Catalonia.

According to Aznar, that agreement resulted in "all of Spain" and not only for "one party" and has defended that it worked. "There was so much more Spain that the PP won an absolute majority in the 2000 elections," he recalled.

In his opinion, in the pacts with Catalan nationalism "what was done had to be done", emphasizing that they were done in a climate of "good faith" and presupposing that the agreements "are respected." known that the Mossos were going to be disloyal things are not done, "he said, arguing that then assumed an institutional loyalty that has now been broken.

"We know that in nationalism is very doubtful, now we know that this loyalty has not existed but does not mean that our obligation in the Transition was not to try and that we must repent for having tried," he stressed.


However, Aznar has claimed that nationalist sentiment historically stood at the lowest points during the last years of his term as president of the Government. "Why nationalism goes from 10 to 50 percent? It would be a question to see it," he stressed.

In his opinion, the integration effort that has been made historically in Spain has been "extraordinary" and even considers that it has been pushed to the limit. Aznar believes that this has caused "a very great disloyalty" on the part of Catalan and Basque nationalism.


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