Nigel Farage has little doubt about what Denmark’s future in the EU looks like. It’s bleak!
The former head of the British right-wing party UKIP, who was one of the key drivers of Brexit, was in Copenhagen yesterday for a meeting with members of Denmark’s own EU-sceptic party Dansk Folkeparti (DF). And he was adamant that a Dexit is on the cards.
“It’s just a matter of time before Denmark leaves the EU,” said Farage according to TV2 News.
“2016 will stand as the year when nation state democracy made a big comeback, and that movement is far from over. Whether it will be Italy, the Netherlands or Denmark up next, I don’t know.”
Farage went on to maintain that while he wasn’t anti-European, he strongly believed that people want an EU based on co-operation and trade, but not the current model led by EU Commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker.
Keeping tabs on Brexit
Among others, Farage met DF’s spokesperson for foreign affairs, Søren Espersen, and DF’s Parliamentary group head, Peter Skaarup.
At the turn of the century, DF was a strong advocate for leaving the EU, but today the party’s line is to remain in the EU and reform it from within. But that could change, depending on the experiences gained by Brexit.
“I want to see how it goes with the UK,” said Espersen.
“The EU system is heading for a deadend alley, and it’s just getting worse and worse. We need to discuss how we can right the ship. But I doubt we can, because the will isn’t there.”