The British vote to leave the European Union could trigger a tidal wave of referenda, with up to 34 plebiscites on matters ranging from membership itself to keeping the euro and stopping the influx of refugees. A study by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), suggests far-right parties were looking to surf the wave of europhobia created by the Brexit vote.
- Italy’s 5-Star movement has called for a referendum on retaining the euro
- France’s Marine Le Pen said today Brexit was ‘victory for democracy’
- Hungary’s Viktor Orban has called a referendum on the influx of refugees