Jose Mari Pastor
The Spanish do not admit, to any degree, that Spain is a multinational state. In other words, that there are other nations, besides the Spanish, in the Spanish state. Admitting that would be traumatic for them, a true national catastrophe. The Spaniards, both those on the right and those on the left, only admit of one nation: the Spanish nation.
It is as difficult to achieve independence as it is to convince the Spanish that the Spanish state is multinational. The Basque nationalist political parties are now more determined to achieve the latter than the former, but even by lowering our national demands, it will be difficult for Spanish mentality to change.