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Brexit : Which other European countries may follow the example of the UK ?

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Hunter-Gatherer

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And so the referendum, as they say, is history. There are debatable points as to whether the referendum represents the whole UK ? probably not. Debates rage as to whether the outcome of the referendum will be adhered to and implemented. Debates about why the ruling elites got so out of touch with their own people.

Moving off to other countries it is evident that the right and independence separatist movements are on the march. Marine Le Pen leads the 'Front National' in France whose influence has continued to grow for decades. Geert Wilders in the Nederlands has many parallels with Farage in his stance on immigration and national sovereignty. Sweden, long the bastion of left wing socialism has been rocked by scandals involving newcomers to the country and a refugee crisis.
Greece, as the frontline to Syria is a country rocked by refugees, hardships, austerity and political turmoil.

And so its all well documented and well understood. There is a lot of anti-EU feeling out there. So which will be the next domino to fall ?


Swedish government struggling over migrant crisis - BBC News
 


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Domino Bump !
 

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And so the referendum, as they say, is history. There are debatable points as to whether the referendum represents the whole UK ? probably not. Debates rage as to whether the outcome of the referendum will be adhered to and implemented. Debates about why the ruling elites got so out of touch with their own people.

Moving off to other countries it is evident that the right and independence separatist movements are on the march. Marine Le Pen leads the 'Front National' in France whose influence has continued to grow for decades. Geert Wilders in the Nederlands has many parallels with Farage in his stance on immigration and national sovereignty. Sweden, long the bastion of left wing socialism has been rocked by scandals involving newcomers to the country and a refugee crisis.
Greece, as the frontline to Syria is a country rocked by refugees, hardships, austerity and political turmoil.

And so its all well documented and well understood. There is a lot of anti-EU feeling out there. So which will be the next domino to fall ?

Swedish government struggling over migrant crisis - BBC News
Depends on the 'deal' Britain gets.

I wouldn't expect any more exits for a few years at least.

Others will watch and see how Britain does.
 

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If any of the far right parties in e.g. France and Netherlands gain power the EU will shift to a harder stance on external immigration, sufficient to prevent a majority in those countries wanting an EU exit.

This should also satisfy discontents in Eastern Europe and the Nordics.

Can't see Greece leaving over the migrant crisis - the EU is the mechanism by which they can easily pass migrants on to other countries or prevent them from coming in the first place!

So I don't see anyone else wanting to leave in the foreseeable.



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Depends on the 'deal' Britain gets.

I wouldn't expect any more exits for a few years at least.

Others will watch and see how Britain does.
Agreed. It sounds like the EU will take a hard line with the UK pour encourager les autres, as they say. However, Michel Sapin did set tongues wagging last night saying that freedom of movement is "on the table" for Brexit negotiations.

Freedom of movement "on table" for Brexit talks - RTÉ News

The last thing Brussels wants now is euro-sceptics in other countries pointing at a cushy deal that the Brits got and saying, "We can get that too."
 
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If any of the far right parties in e.g. France and Netherlands gain power the EU will shift to a harder stance on external immigration, sufficient to prevent a majority in those countries wanting an EU exit.

This should also satisfy discontents in Eastern Europe and the Nordics.

Can't see Greece leaving over the migrant crisis - the EU is the mechanism by which they can easily pass migrants on to other countries or prevent them from coming in the first place!

So I don't see anyone else wanting to leave in the foreseeable.



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Anti-auserity parties were the big fear for many governments last year. So. many countries (including the RoI) cooperated with each other to ensure that Greece got well screwed.

I could see the same again happening with the UK. Those countries whose governments are threatened by eurosceptic parties will want to see the British twisting in the wind.
 

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The UK economy will be decimated by year's end.

There will never be talk of leaving again. This will kill euro skepticism.


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