According to Reuters, British Prime Minister David Cameron called for the unity of Spain.
Speaking at a press conference, Cameron said that Britain is a "great friend and ally of Spain". According to him, the referendum on the status of Catalonia shall be held in accordance with the constitution.
On Sunday, November 9, Catalonia voted for independence in the informal poll. 2.2 million people out of 5.4 million Catalans took part in the voting.
After the plebiscite, the head of Catalonia Artur Mas called on the central government to allow holding a final official referendum on independence.
It is to be recalled that September 29, the Constitutional Court of Spain suspended the decree on holding the referendum on the independence of Catalonia for five months. From Madrid's point of view, such a poll is contrary to Article 1.2 of the Basic Law of the State, and violates the rights of all the residents. From the perspective of the central government, Spain is a unitary state and the issue of independence of a particular region should be solved by all the country's citizens.