A Brexit deal completed may have triggered a domino effect for other member states to consider there exit out of the EU.
During 2016, a poll was published in Sweden asking should Sweden leave the EU. They released the poll at the same time as the Brexit battle was raging in the UK.
When the results were released, 36% wanted to leave the EU, with 32% wanting to remain. That left a massive 32% of the population undecided.
One Swedish political expert in the Express said: “If there’s going to be a ‘Brexit’, then this would raise so many questions related to the impact on the EU and the Swedish membership.”
Sweden, along with Netherlands and Denmark, were close allies to Britain before Brexit. These three countries have been closely observing the process, weighing up their options.
The EU is now worrying about Euroscepticism’s mass growth across the EU as Britain leaves the bloc. The deal given to the UK may encourage more states to leave the Union.
The new trade treaty, though not perfect, has shown a way out for EU member states. If the UK is seen to thrive outside the EU, many other member states may consider their exit plan.
In his Christmas message, Nigel Farage said that he hoped with the UK exiting the “anti-democratic monster” would entice others to follow our footsteps and make their exit.