The Brexit vote in Great Britain has sparked calls for other referendums. At least eight EU countries want to hold their own referendums to decide whether they might become ‘real countries’ one day.
It appears that Brexit may have been the first of many dominoes. Even before the Brexit result, a poll by Ipsos Mori showed that the majority of people in France and Italy want to at least have a think about considering the possibility of, one day, maybe, becoming ‘real countries’ again with ‘proper borders and everything.’
Meanwhile, over 40% of Swedes, Poles, and Belgians would like to idly fantasize some time about living in independent nations called ‘Sweden’, ‘Poland’, and ‘Belgium.’
A total of eight countries want to hold referendums on the subject of whether to hold referendums to exit the EU – France, Holland, Italy, Austria, Finland, Hungary, Portugal, and Slovakia all could vaguely think about leaving anytime in the next few decades. And one day be real nations.