NewsBritons predict Netherlands as next to exit EU, according to survey

Britons predict Netherlands as next to exit EU, according to survey

The leader of the party in France, Marine Le Pen, and the leader of the Dutch party, Geert Wilders. What unites the parliamentarians is Euroscepticism.
The leader of the party in France, Marine Le Pen, and the leader of the Dutch party, Geert Wilders. What unites the parliamentarians is Euroscepticism.
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11:39 AM EST, December 20, 2023

Readers of the English Express, a conservative tabloid platform, have expressed their opinions on who they believe will be the next to depart from the European Union. From the survey responses, one country particularly stands out.

A study commissioned by Express.co.uk divulged which country, according to its readers, is likely to be the next to implement a Brexit-like decision.

In 2016, the United Kingdom made history as the first nation to exit the European Union. Over the subsequent five years, no country has followed Britain's example, but an observable trend towards anti-EU decisions is evident in every nation associated with this alliance.

Resistance against the EU is accruing the support of numerous voters. Anti-block politicians are growing in strength across Europe. Opposition to the Union is leading to power shifts in some areas, as observed in Hungary and Italy, and last month with the election of Geert Wilders from the Netherlands, causing a ripple of surprise in Brussels.

The British anticipate who will follow in their footsteps

Alterations to the EU treaty have intensified conflicts and evoked a rise in criticism of the alliance. An Italian Member of Parliament accused left-leaning "turbo Europeans" of trying to reshape the bloc into an image of the modern Soviet Union.

However, according to a survey of Express.co.uk readers questioning who might follow the UK's decision and make political moves towards leaving the union, the Netherlands under the leadership of Geert Wilders was the popular pick - with 48 percent of respondents believing he would be the first to instigate the process.

The consensus suggests that Italy might be the next country, where Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni makes no secret of her resistance against the EU. Following Italy, Sweden, France and Germany are also considered potential candidates for departure. Spain was the country that the readers believe to be least likely to consider leaving the Union.

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