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As the fifth anniversary of the historic Brexit vote approaches, nearly six in 10 (57%) would support the UK by offering such a partnership to states wishing to free themselves from Brussels. Only six percent of those polled by Redfield and Wilton Strategies opposed the offer of a free trade partnership. The results were welcomed by Polish Conservative MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham Daniel Kawczynski.

He said: “As always, people are ahead of politicians.”

Kawczynski expects people to become “more and more dissatisfied with the ineptitude of the European Union”, and underlined the frustration in the eastern part of the EUthat Germany is continuing with the Nord Stream II project which will import gas directly from Russia, bypassing Ukraine.

He said: “These Central and Eastern European countries, as their economies begin to develop and expand, and as they gain more confidence in their sovereignty after emerging from 50 years of communism, then they will begin to feel this growing interference in their country. business, and this is the opportunity for the UK. One thing Britain has never sought to do is try to force these countries into political union with us.

“We think we are mature enough now in the post-war period where we can cooperate without forcing each other into an artificial political and monetary union.”

Former Ukip and Brexit party leader Nigel Farage also expects a new relationship with the UK to please EU states that have yet to be integrated into the eurozone.

He said: “Countries outside the euro would be the first to accept our generous offer. We have never been against Europe, just against the EU. “

David Campbell Bannerman, former Ukrainian MEP and Conservative, said: ‘If we can get so many trade deals around the world in a year, nothing will stop the UK from getting a swift trade deal with a member of the Outgoing EU. I have always believed that it was not our duty to break the EU; but if individual nations choose to leave, we must do all we can to help them with trade aid. “

However, Jonathan Eyal, international director of the Royal United Services Institute, doubts the former communist states are rushing for the exit door.

He admitted that there is “a lot of resentment about what Brussels is doing”, but said: “The fear for them will be that they will be left alone, hanging in the air, facing Russia alone without have their place in Europe. institutions. “

Instead of focusing on Eastern European Euroscepticism, Dr Eyal underlines the increasingly harsh anti-EU stance of Germany’s largest opposition party, Alternative for Germany.

The far-right party opposes the EU becoming a “United States of Europe” and says that if the union cannot be reformed, Germany must resign or be dissolved; it also demands “an orderly end to the euro experiment”.

Dr Eyal also highlighted Euroscepticism in the Netherlands, Italy and France.

John Longworth, a Brexit champion who now chairs the Independence Foundation, could see the potential for deals with countries that are now in the EU.

He said: “It would be interesting if, in addition to looking for trade deals around the world, we offered favorable trade relations beyond those with the EU, but without the political baggage to any current member of the EU. the EU that chooses to leave. the block. The UK has excellent trade relations with Switzerland, a European country that has chosen not to be trapped by Brussels. “

2,000 people were interviewed online on April 7. To what extent do you agree or disagree at all with the following statement: the UK should offer a free trade partnership to other countries wishing to leave the EU?

A total of 57% agreed, while only 6% rejected the idea.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-24 10:53:09