Marine Le Pen has called for an EU referendum in France and other member states after Britain sensationally voted to ditch Brussels.
By Rebecca Perring | 24 June 2016
(EXPRESS) — Le Pen has promised France its own EU referendum on Wednesday, as she threw her weight behind Brexit just a day before Britons went to the polls.
The National Front leader repeated her previous calls for a “Frexit” following the historic vote – which saw the Leave campaign win more than 52 per cent of the votes.
She tweeted: “Victory to liberty! As I have been demanding for many years, we now need the same referendum in France and EU countries.” …
By Michael Kooren | 24 June 2016
(REUTERS) — Dutch anti-immigration leader Geert Wilders called on Friday for a referendum on the Netherlands’ membership in the European Union after Britain voted to leave the 28-member bloc.
Wilders, who is leading opinion polls, said if he is elected prime minister in March general elections in the Netherlands he too will call a referendum.
“We want be in charge of our own country, our own money, our own borders, and our own immigration policy,” he said in a statement.
“As quickly as possible the Dutch need to get the opportunity to have their say about Dutch membership of the European Union.” …