The other serious option on the table for the Catalan government is the former British Prime Minister
David Cameron, who negotiated the 2014 Scottish independence referendum with then-first minister Alex Salmond. Cameron resigned the UK premiership in July 2016 after his spectacular loss in the Brexit referendum the previous month. Nonetheless, Cameron, a conservative politician, had saved the unity of the UK in the Scottish referendum. He has always publicly maintained, to justify why he accepted holding a referendum on Scottish independence, that it's difficult to ignore the demands of a population when there's a request for independence in the middle. A posture that's sufficient for Catalonia, impossible to share with Madrid. In terms of the British option, the Daily Express has suggested another name: one of Cameron's predecessors, former Labour leader Tony Blair.