Monday, June 27, 2016

Eight EU Nations Are Now Threatening To Hold Their Own Referendum On Leaving The EU

Zero Hedge: Civil Uprising Escalates As 8th EU Nation Threatens Referendum

It appears, just as we warned, that Brexit was indeed the first of many dominoes. Even before the Brexit result, a poll by Ipsos Mori showed that the majority of people in France and Italy want to at least have a referendum on leaving:

Meanwhile, over 40% of Swedes, Poles, and Belgians are in the same boat.

But now, as Martin Armstrong notes, Brussels simply went too far. They cross the line moving from an economic union to a political subordination of Europe. Now eight more countries want to hold referendums to exit the EU – France, Holland, Italy, Austria, Finland, Hungary, Portugal, and Slovakia all could leave.

With Hollande's approval rating at about 11%, and Merkel lucky she is not tarred & feathered, the Front National leader Marine Le Pen has pledged to hold a French referendum. Hollande rejected Le Pen's call for a refendum today during their meeting; prompting the following from the leader of France's far-right National Front party:

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WNU Editor: The long time traditional parties that have ruled Europe for decades have given their opponents a powerful issue that can be used against them in future upcoming elections .... that issue is a referendum on staying and/or leaving the EU. And while I do believe that a majority of Europeans do want to stay in the EU .... the political leaders who run these countries are so unpopular that they know that if a referendum is called .... like what happened in Britain .... anything could happen.

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