Turns out some of the arguments Brexit supporters used to rally voters to support their cause aren’t only applicable to the U.K.—and neither is the idea of leaving the European Union.

Here’s word about several EU nations’ own bids to cancel their memberships, plus an illustrative video from RT:

Polls recently conducted in Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Hungary also showed that these countries could follow Britain if it succeeds in leaving the EU. Euroskeptic politicians in these countries have been adding fuel to the fire, stepping up their calls for EU-exits in light of the British referendum.

On Wednesday, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen stressed that France should have its own ‘Frexit’ vote.

“What I’m asking for is a referendum in France. Every EU member should be able to have its say in a referendum,” the National Front leader told France’s TF1 television. A March poll by the University of Edinburgh found that 53 percent of the French are in favor of a referendum on leaving the Union.

While a YouGov poll in May, commissioned by Handelsblatt newspaper, found that 29 percent of Germans would leave the EU if a referendum was to take place. Only 54 percent of those living in the country supported staying in the bloc.

The mood is reportedly the same in the Netherlands, with a February opinion poll finding that 53 percent of Dutch citizens want a ‘Nexit’ referendum. Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch right-wing, populist PVV party, currently topping opinion polls, openly expressed hopes a ‘Nexit’ could follow a ‘Brexit.’

—Posted by Kasia Anderson


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