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Old 07.07.2016, 15:48
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Just as well then that it is the people of France, Denmark and Ireland that will have final say on anything other than EEA membership or WTO rules. The challenge of getting three countries to vote the same way at the same time will be interesting - the Danes and the French will want to avoid referenda at all costs in case in furthers the idea of more exits .

There are two ways of seeing this.

If the EU wins a refererndum, anywhere, in any country, it could bolster their claim that the UK is an exception and that the EU is actually backed democratically.

But to win that bonus, they would have to roll the dice and take the test - which could just as well backfire.

Not wanting to take that test could be interpreted as evidence that they have something to hide and something to fear. And expect the Eurosceptic parties of Europe to hammer this message home in the months ahead.

Oh, and Luxumbourg doesn't count. It would have to be a big country.
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