Just days after David Cameron’s “I promise a referendum” victory in the British elections, which JPMorgan warns now looks likely to happen as early as 2016, France’s far-right National Front party has called for an in/out referendum on the EU at the same time as the UK holds its vote. As EUObserver reports, Florian Philippot, an MEP and the party’s deputy head wrote to French President Francois Hollande this week, “the time has come to ask everybody in Europe Yes or No – if they want sovereignty to decide on their own future.”
With French daily Le Figaro, in an Ifop poll published on Friday, finding 62% of French people would vote No to the EU constitution again if they were asked the same question as 10 years ago, the question of a French referendum is serious for the future of the EU. As EUObserver reports,
Florian Philippot, an MEP and the party’s deputy head, wrote on Thursday (28 May) that president Francois Hollande should ‘follow the British example’ and ‘follow the calendar outlined by our neighbours across The Channel’. ‘The time has come to ask everybody in Europe Yes or No – if they want sovereignty to decide on their own future’.
He added that British PM David Cameron, who is currently on a tour of European capitals to sound out feeling on a renegotiation of EU powers, ‘with this referendum … has put himself in a powerful position to demand real reforms’.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on 05/30/2015 –.