EU CHAOS: Brexit marks ‘beginning of the end’ as EU already heading ‘down dangerous road’

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British MEPs attended their final plenary session in Strasbourg this week ahead of the UK’s exit from the trade bloc on January 31. Upon leaving the EU, the UK will be able to sign a host of trade deals with countries across the world, which the former Brexit Party MEP warned could spell the end for Brussels.

Speaking Express.co.uk, Mr Forman predicted a bleak future for the EU as he predicted several other countries will follow the UK’s lead in deciding to vote for independence from the Brussels bloc.

He said: “It’s the beginning of the end for the EU.

“You can’t have a one-size fits all for so many countries.

“Eventually the imbalance within the bloc is always going to lead to chaos.

“The EU is going to go down a very dangerous road over the next few years.”

Mr Forman first became an MEP as a member of the Brexit Party, but shortly before the general election, he and some other colleagues urged Britons to back Boris Johnson.

In light of the UK’s departure, Hungary, Poland and Italy have all voiced concerns over the structure of the EU.

In what Mr Forman warned was “growing eurosceptism”, the MEP insisted all three countries could eventually leave the trade bloc and carry out their own versions of Brexit.

Both Hungary and Poland are currently under Article 7 proceedings.

Under Article 7, the EU as an institution can suspend the membership of any state amid threats to the bloc’s core values.

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has long been accused of cracking down on the freedom of the press.

 

As a result of a vote in the EU Parliament, which called for a resolution to act on the current state in Hungary, Mr Orban admitted his party was close to leaving the European People’s Party (EPP), the largest group in the Parliament.

Earlier this month, Mr Orban also threatened to create a new party in combination with Italy’s League Party and Poland’s Law and Justice Party (PiS).

Mr Orban said: “We are not interested in the EPP as it is today.

“We are interested in the future EPP, and the future EPP should be different.

“If EPP is unable to change itself in another direction, I think in the future European politics will need a new European initiative which is Christian Democrat.

“If we cannot reach a change inside EPP, we will initiate something new in European politics.”

In Poland’s case, the ruling Law and Justice Party defied Brussels by passing a law punishing judges who are critical of court reforms.

The ruling bands judges from attending protests or referring questions to EU courts.

As a consequence of the new legislation, the country’s Supreme Court warned the country may have to leave the EU over the reform.

Similar to Hungary, the country has not yet “realigned” with the EU Parliament’s core values which stated “the situation in both Poland and Hungary has deteriorated” since the imposition of Article 7.

Britain is currently scheduled to leave the European Union on January 31, 2020, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson aims to secure a trade agreement with the EU by the end of the year.

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