Support for the European Union bloc is declining across many of the 28 member-states with referendums on whether or not to remain in the EU and elections using the issue as part of a party platform opening up across the continent. One Hungarian official has said: “If you are looking for a country to leave, look at France.”
EXPRESS Since Britain voted to leave the EU member states have rushed to deny they will ever quit the bloc. But rumours in Strasbourg suggest the calls to leave are getting louder in some member states.
Hungarian MEP György Schöpflin said there is “no question” Hungary hopes to stay in the Union, despite recent suggestions of other MPs in the country’s parliament. The MEP said support for the bloc is dipping in France. He said: “If you are looking for a country to leave look at France.
“In Hungary support for the European Union is at around 65 per cent – in France it is around 40, and it is low in Italy as well. “We want a European Union that is ready to listen. They are not ready to listen and they are going their own way. “It is very hard to know what things will look like in three years time.
“What I would say is that there is a trend in this direction but there is also a counter trend and what they want is a federal Europe.” A recent Edinburgh university poll showed 53 per cent of French want a referendum on EU membership with 33 per cent already set on leaving and 22 per cent undecided.
In the wake of Brexit, Marine Le Pen took to the airwaves and declared that “I would vote for Brexit, even if I think that France has 1,000 more reasons to leave than the UK”.
French town Beauvais, which sits between Calais and Paris, is overwhelmingly in favour of a Frexit and has been spurred on by Britain voting to leave. Now rumblings in Brussels suggest a Frexit vote could well be on the cards.
Referendums have rocked the EU over the last few months with the British Brexit, the Dutch refusing an EU treaty with Ukraine and the coming votes in Italy and Hungary. While each vote has been on a separate issue, the common consensus is voters are really using the ballot box to make clear their views on the European Union. And, the prognosis for Brussels is not good.
The senior Brussels politician made the claims in an interview with Express.co.uk over the coming Hungarian referendum on EU migrant quotas.
Viktor Orban’s country will vote on Sunday on whether or not they support taking part in an EU scheme to distribute asylum seekers to EU nations. Mr Orban’s Fidesz Party wants people to reject the will of the EU.
Mr Schopflin said the vote will cary “no legal consequences” and is mainly about support for the Hungarian prime minister. He said: “This last week things look more or less like they are going to come out like the polls say, that a solid majority are going to say no to Brussels.
“Whether that majority is 70 per cent or 80 per cent – turn out will be much more difficult to gage “The quota is about accepting migrants from other EU countries. “What people are really up in arms against is this being a compulsory quota issued by Brussels.
“Hungary has never given its consent. When the government says ‘say no to Brussels’ it’s as much about that as anything else.”
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There was a new red dawn in London on June 24, 2016. Voters in the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union.
CNN put it this way:
Britain has voted to leave the EU, a shock development with profound implications for markets and economies around the world.
Here’s what you need to know:
After a long night of vote counting, CNN, along with major UK media outlets, called the race for the “Leave” campaign. It leads by more than 1 million votes with 90% of districts reporting.
Markets are a bloodbath: The pound has already plunged more than 13% to below $1.33, its lowest level since 1985. London’s main stock index is also set to tank when it opens for trading.
In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei tanked 6.7%, and Hong Kong’s main index dropped 3.7%. Futures suggest that New York is also in for a rough trading day.
Investors are searching for safety: Look for gold and U.S. Treasuries to spike as money pours into perceived safe havens.
The big takeaway? This isn’t a one-day event. Britain’s decision to depart from the EU has injected huge amounts of uncertainty into markets, and it has the potential to upend Europe’s established political order. Buckle up!
Tweets began appearing, stating:
In what part of Red Dawn does this #Brexit thing take place again? ~ @BarefootBoomer (an US Army strategist).
And, by a published author,
Now for wrath, now for ruin, and a red dawn. ~ @ActuallyAisha.
Drudge posted these:
June 24th is St. John’s Day. Give a hug to your favorite Ufologist. Lots of them die on this date. As I have mentioned often, the date of the “first” sighting in the “modern era of flying saucers” is June 24th, and it is especially linked to the “Deaths of Ufologists,” including a loss as recently as 2015. Watch the news today and in the forthcoming days to reveal what happened today.
I saw something like this on the horizon. See my June 17th Red Dawn Alert and the followup on June 19th.
In the short term, this has just begun. See “U.K. ‘earthquake’ crushes global markets.” David Cameron has resigned. More to come.
And “buckle up.”