EU will 'respect' Brexit decision says Sir John Redwood
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The warning comes from Spanish MEP Hermann Tertsch who told Express.co.uk he believes the “left radicals” in the EU are pushing too much for an increasingly integrated bloc. The push, he claims, is only resulting in more countries rebelling to the direction of the more powerful heads in the EU, namely France and Germany, and adopting an attitude that resembles that of the UK in the past 10 years.
He said: “The lefties in the EU are in a hurry because they know Europe is changing.
“If you see the attitude of the Dutch, Austrians and Finnish, they are slowly but surely adopting a position inside the European Union that is very similar to the position the UK has had in the last 10 years before they quit.
“If things don’t change, if the majority doesn’t get a little bit of sense for the real feelings of the people in Europe, I think we will have more exits and not very far in time.
“We will have more exits and everybody will have to reconsider.
“There is no way of bringing to a successful state of equilibrium with the plans they have for a big European state.
“It won’t happen because the national forces are really growing in an opposite direction.”
The Vox MEP’s sentiment was also shared by Danish MEP Peter Kofod who told Express.co.uk last month that Brexit has left smaller countries in the EU dealing with “school bullies” Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel.
Mr Kofod, who hopes Denmark will soon join the UK outside the bloc, claimed smaller northern countries in the EU will be forced to pick up the bill for a Franco-German dictated political project.
He said: “I think another consequence of Brexit is that smaller countries like Denmark, we are stuck with Germany and France making decisions – very important decisions.
“And we will just have to follow those decisions and pay for them afterwards.”
He continued: “The situation before Brexit was: if you imagine a schoolyard and you have two big bullies, France and Germany, telling all the small kids what to do.
“And luckily for the smaller kids like Denmark, we had a big strong friend called Great Britain.
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“Of course, losing that friend puts us in a more difficult situation, dealing with France and Germany.
“Because they 100 percent want the European project to grow even more than we have seen for the last few years.
“We see that on a lot of areas and that is really, really not good.
“If you are a small country placed in the northern part of the European Union, you will end up with the bill in the end.”
Denmark could hold a breakaway vote by as early as 2026, Mr Kofod has predicted.
He claimed his party’s quest to free Denmark from the EU’s shackles will be very dependant on the UK’s progress outside of the bloc.
He said: “One day Parliament is going to have to make a decision about having a referendum and then we will have to win the referendum.
“It will be in a few years. In my opinion, it might be in five years or eight years.”
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