Support for remaining in the EU is above 80% in most EU countries. Asked how they would vote in an in-out referendum, 94% of people in Luxembourg said “in”, as did 92% of people in Portugal, and 91% in Ireland and the Netherlands. In the UK, the poll found that 55% want to remain, making it the most Eurosceptic country; followed by the Czech Republic on 66%, and Italy (72%). ( reported by Kantar/The Independent, the Observer and The Week, 24 May 2019)
I was reading an article in The Spectator (right-wing) about Brexit, written by a former Australian Prime Minister. He couldn’t understand what the fuss was about a “no agreement “ exit from the EU -Australia trades with the EU successfully, he wrote, without being a member. What’s the problem?
Well, the fuss isn’t just about trade, business and money, money, money (which obsess conservatives) It’s also about European security and peace ( justification in itself) at a time when Russia is trying to dissolve it and America is unreliable, to say the least. It’s about trying to ensure such civilised things as safety at work, fair employment, the development of poor regions of the EU, fair business competition, and the many things that constitute a decent, modern set of rules of behaviour. Big money hates constraints and discipline.