Brexit Update: Less Than Half of UK, Italy, Czech Republic Wish to Remain in EU

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Although less than half of the UK wants to stay in the EU, there is still no majority for any particular outcome.

The latest polls show Less than half of Britons would back staying in EU. However, there is still no majority for anything.

  • The Eurobarometer survey on public opinion found that 45 percent of Brits would vote to stay in the EU. 37 percent would vote to leave and 18 percent are undecided, according to the survey.
  • The EU-wide poll found that seven out of ten Europeans would vote to remain if a Brexit-style referendum was held in their country.
  • But in Italy and the Czech Republic, there is no majority in favour of Remain with just 49 percent and 47 percent of voters supporting EU membership.
  • 24 percent of Czech and 19 percent of Italian voters would vote to leave with 29 percent and 32 percent undecided, according to the poll.
  • The most “Remain” EU countries were the Netherlands (86 percent), Ireland and Luxembourg (both 83 percent), the Swedes (81 percent) and the Germans (80 percent).

Fearmongering

Fearmongering is the primary reason there is no outright majority to simply walk away.

Fabricated horror stories by misguided remainers about pets, food, prices, and travel have people on edge.

Scotland

Scotland is the second major reason there is no outright majority to walk away. The Scots voted overwhelmingly to remain. They also voted to remain in the UK.

Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, an avid Remainer, wants a second referendum supporting Scotland exiting the UK.

Ironies Galore

Theresa May responded: “As we have been repeatedly clear, Scotland already had an independence referendum in 2014, and voted decisively to stay. Both sides need to respect the result of that referendum.

Respect the Referendum! Yes, indeed.

Confusion Remains

Meanwhile, the Tory leadership committee asked Theresa May to Clarify When She Will Stand Down.

Don't expect any answers.

Don't expect Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May to work out their differences either, at least until after the EU parliament elections. Corbyn wants to bide time until he can force a UK election.

Yesterday, Theresa May dropped plans to bring yet another "meaningful vote" on the withdrawal agreement bill to the Commons next week. There is no support for anything including another referendum.

Theresa May gets the blame for not delivering Brexit.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (32)
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davebarnes
davebarnes

Brexit is stupid. They should go for both tighter integration and greater control. Either that, or learn to speak Russian.

JLS
JLS

Theresa May fully shares the 'blame' for not delivering Brexit with the majority of Conservative and Labour MP's according to a clear majority of the British electorate. That's why the upcoming EU election (MEP's) and UK General Election (MP's) will probably split the vote three ways, between the two existing majority parties and the Brexit Party.

It should be interesting to see in a first-past-the-post country which is not well equipped to handled such fracturing of the vote. Merkel did pretty much the same thing to Germany, but May is a weaker leader and the result is likely to be even more chaotic than in Germany as the major axis will no longer be left-right, but something closer to internationalist-sovereign.

Mish
Mish

Editor

Brexit not stupid at all. Remaining in the EU will all its bullshit regulations is stupid. A customs union is even worse

SMF
SMF

More bureaucracy is never the answer.

avidremainer
avidremainer

For the first time ever the Republic of Ireland has the UK over a barrel. When is the penny going to drop? 500 millions will always beat 65 millions.

2banana
2banana

Bureaucracies and bureaucrats NEVER give up power willingly.

Eventually, if these countries want to leave the EU, they are going to have to put troops on their borders and force it to happen.

Maximus_Minimus
Maximus_Minimus

My bet is, in a few years, Brexit will have no meaning. In the upcoming elections, the nationalist parties might win a third of the vote, and they hate Brussel's power grab, although they are OK with economic block. But wait, these are the good times; when the economy finally goes down the drain, it will only get worse for Brussels.

Greggg
Greggg

In five years they will still be negotiating. Meanwhile, they are still in... Maybe I said that wrong. The EU is still in Britain.

thimk
thimk

although I appreciate the timely reporting of Brexit events, this saga seems to be playing out like a old soap opera. (perhaps a symptom of western demise) to wit:

Menaquinone
Menaquinone

Limeys are natural born boot licks. That's why they have a king. First thing they did after being saved from National Socialism was to vote socialist. Slavery to Brussels is good enough for them.

JohnBull
JohnBull

And while everyone is distracted by the Brexit we did not get charade what is Theresa May busy doing behind our backs? We have been signed up to a European Defence Union. Ukcolumn.org elaborate,these guys are really on the ball. Theresa May has attended a meeting to further the tying in of UK Defence Policy at the Munich Security Council. Attendees included George Soros, Chairman Wolfgang Isichinger,Airbus,Mossad SpecialOps. David Milliband,Deutsche Bank Chairman,Saudi,Allianz,CarlBilt,Fu Ying(Committee of Foreign Affairs China),GoldmanSach,George Osborne,JOE BIDEN, JOHN KERRY,Polish Foreign Office,Russian Chief Rabbi,BBC,Canadian,NATO ,Stoltenberg over 600 attendees advising and deciding UK defence policy without Parliament involved. So what the hell is going on , you tell me..

JohnBull
JohnBull

Oh and talking about learning Russian or Chinese, looks like that will be compulsory if the UK stays IN the EU , as they are making EU Defence Policy and if they are deciding that they control everything else don't they....and you can add Hebrew to that as well.

Je'Ri
Je'Ri

If the Westminster Parliament had any sense, they'd repeal the various acts of Union, raise the Cross of Saint George over Westminster Palace, and do an EXIT, leaving an empty husk of the UK comprisiing Scotland, Northern Ireland, and even Wales in the EU.