Brexit SPREADS across Europe: Italy, France, Holland and Denmark ALL call for referendums
anti-establishment 5-Star movement has now officially called for a
referendum on whether to keep the Euro.
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.
Euro as it is today does not work. We either have alternative
currencies or a 'Euro 2’.
entered the European Parliament to change many treaties.
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.”
5-Star movement has called for two different currencies in Europe,
one for the rich northern countries another for southern nations.
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.
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.
France, National Front party leader Marine Le Pen promised voters
their own referendum as she declared her support for Brexit.
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.
result shows the EU is decaying, there are cracks everywhere.”
across the continent warned today that Brexit would lead to the
entire break-up of Europe.
leader of the far-right Danish People’s Party says Denmark should
now follow Britain’s lead and hold a referendum on its membership.
leader Kristian Thulesen Dahls said if the Danish parliament cannot
agree on reforms with the EU a referendum could give Denmark a new
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
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.
feeling is also surging in the Netherlands, with two-thirds of voters
rejecting a Ukraine-EU treaty on closer political and economic ties.
politician Geert Wilders declared the result the “beginning of the
end” for the Dutch government and the EU.
'Give us a vote': Le Pen wants EU referendum in France
24 June, 2016
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen called on Tuesday on all European Union members, including France, to follow Britain's example in holding a referendum on remaining in the bloc.
"What I'm asking for is a referendum in France. Every EU member should be able to have its say in a referendum," National Front leader Le Pen, a fierce critic of the EU, told France's TF1 television.
Le Pen, who said she would back a Brexit if she were British, presented herself as a "defender of the freedom of people to choose their destiny and choose their laws."
"It's been 11 years since the French were asked (about the EU)," she said, adding they had been "betrayed" by France's two main parties the last time such a vote was held.
She was referring to the referendum held in 2005, in which French voters rejected a draft EU constitution that was backed by President Francois Hollande's Socialists and ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's centre-right UMP, now known as The Republicans.
Three years later, the French parliament adopted a stripped-down version of the treaty, without resubmitting it to a popular vote.
The leader of the National Front, which topped the poll in France's voting for the European Parliament in 2014, accused the EU of pursuing closer integration "against our will".
Also accusing the union of being responsible for high eurozone unemployment and of failing to keep out "smugglers, terrorists (and) economic migrants," Le Pen called on national leaders to come together to "build a Europe of nations to replace the totalitarian EU that we have today."