In the wake of the Brexit many people have speculated about who will be next: Ireland seems a popular choice. But, in an article in the Sunday Express, Simon Osborne suggests that it might be the Netherlands.
He says that Geert Wilders, the founder and leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid – PVV) and who is, coincidentally, facing a Dutch criminal trial for incitement to hatred, based on a speech he delivered in 2014 in which he called for “fewer Moroccans” in the country. The trial will start in late October, and, The Economist says, “if past precedent is any guide, it will lead to a boost in the PVV’s popularity.“
The Sunday Express quotes Mr Wilders as saying “The EU leaves us no freedom to determine our own immigration and asylum laws. That’s why leaving the EU is necessary.“
We can call it whatever we like, but the migration issue might be the one that tips Europe over the edge.