First BREXIT, next FREXIT? Brussels insider says France will be the next to leave the European Union

frexit-300x196Support 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Red Dawn in the UK

 (excerpt: Twilight Language)

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.”

BREXIT set to spread across Europe: Italy, France, Netherlands, and Denmark ALL call for referendums

POLITICIANS across Europe have called for their own referendums in the wake of Britain’s historic decision to quit the EU.

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UK Express (h/t Maria J) “We entered the European Parliament to change many treaties. “The mere fact that a country like Great Britain even held a referendum on whether to leave the EU signals the failure of the European Union.”

Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star movement has now officially called for a  on whether to keep the Euro. Buoyed by big gains in local elections, Luigi Di Maio, a vice president of the lower house of parliament, said: “We want a consultative referendum on the Euro.

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“The Euro as it is today does not work. We either have alternative currencies or a ‘Euro 2’.

The 5-Star movement has called for two different currencies in Europe, one for the rich northern countries another for southern nations.

While any such referendums on the EU or the Euro would be merely test public opinion because Italian law does not allow referendums to change international treaties, a victory would send a clear signal to the government, especially in the wake of Brexit.

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Brexit is a huge blow to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party and was hailed by supporters of 5-Star as a possible springboard to Italian independence.

 as she declared her support for Brexit.

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She said: “I would have voted for Brexit. France has a thousand more reasons to leave than the UK because we have the euro and Schengen.

“This result shows the EU is decaying, there are cracks everywhere.”

Experts across the continent warned today that Brexit would lead to the entire break-up of Europe.

The leader of the far-right Danish People’s Party says Denmark should now follow Britain’s lead and hold a referendum on its membership.

Party leader Kristian Thulesen Dahls said if the Danish parliament cannot agree on reforms with the EU a referendum could give Denmark a new opportunity.

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He said: “If a majority in parliament for some reason will not be involved in this, why not ask the Danes in a referendum decide the case?”

If Denmark goes ahead, Irene Wennemo, state secretary to SWEDEN’S minister for employment, said the anti-EU sentiment could spread through Scandinavia and raise the possibility of a vote in Sweden.

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Eurosceptic feeling is also surging in the Netherlands, with two-thirds of voters rejecting a Ukraine-EU treaty on closer political and economic ties.

 declared the result the “beginning of the end” for the Dutch government and the EU.

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HERE are some of the candidates for referendums:

  • Greece‘s departure, or Grexit, was long coined before Brexit. While Greece might be seen as a likely contender, it’s close financial ties to the EU make a departure much more difficult. Greece currently owes €32 billion to the IMF and €20 billion to the European Central Bank.

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  • France is seen as the first in line for a so-called Frexit. The French National Front (FN) party, lead by the charismatic and anti-EU politician, Marie Le Pen, hailed the Brexit vote as win for nationalism and sovereignty across Europe. “Like a lot of French people, I’m very happy that the British people held on and made the right choice. What we thought was impossible yesterday has now become possible,” Le Pen Said. She [Le Pen] has vowed, if elected French President next year, an EU referendum for France will take place within six months. (See also: Frexit Referendum Possible If Le Pen Is Elected.)

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  • Italy might have the biggest support amongst voters when it comes to a potential exit from the EU. Hours after the Brexit result, Italy’s head of the Northern League, Matteo Salvini reiterated his stance that it was time for Italy to give the people a voice. “This vote was a slap in the face for all those who say that Europe is their own business and Italians don’t have to meddle with that,” Salvini said.

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  • The Northern League has an ally in the 5-star movement. Virginia Raggi, who was elected mayor of Rome, is a campaigner for the anti-establishment movement and has also called for an Italian referendum on its EU membership.