Friday, 24 June 2016

After Brexit people in other EU countries want a referendum

UK voters voted out. Now it is clear that people in other EU countries demand the same chance to vote about membership in the failed EU. But Angela Merkel and the othe EU leaders will be doing their utmost in order to prevent that:

A recent survey by the Pew Research Centre found that only 38 per cent of France had a favourable view of the EU, marking an astonishing negative shift in attitudes towards Brussels since the 2009 financial crisis that has been mirrored to varying degrees all across Europe.
A poll last month by Ipsos-MORI found that nearly half of voters in eight big European Union countries want to be able to vote on whether to remain members of the bloc, with a third saying they would opt to leave, if given the choice.
European leaders moved immediately to stamp down talk of referendums, with Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, warning against “hysterical reactions” and pledging that the remaining EU member states were "determined to keep our unity as 27".

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