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MAPPED: Brexit Britain’s enemies revealed – and guess who REALLY wants the UK to suffer

BRITAIN’S enemies and allies have been revealed in the wake of the nation’s decision to unshackle itself from the embattled European Union (EU).

A shock index showed the majority of EU member states believe the UK’s withdrawal from Brussels must be costly and that any trade agreements when departing have be worse for Britain than the country’s current deal.France has been named as the nation who wants to punish Britain most of all, with the highest score in the index at 32.5.The result echoes the hardline stance Paris has taken with Britain, with President Francois Hollande recently demanding the UK pays a £50billion divorce bill before Brussels bosses are willing to talk Brexit negotiations.

France has been named as the nation who wants to punish Britain most of all

Economist Intelligence Unit analysts assessed the stance of the remaining 27 member states and generated a score out of 40.Each member state was also placed into three groups including “hard-core”, “hard” and “soft”.Bulgaria and Romania were placed in the “hard-core” section, over concerns about free movement and the budget.

While Angela Merkel’s Germany was also seen as a “hard-core” country over its fears for the future of the EU.

Among Britain’s allies in the “soft” category were Nordic countries Sweden and Denmark who agree with Britain’s grievances over European Union regulation and trade.

Theresa May Brexit GETTY               A shock index showed the majority of EU members want to punish the UK


The Baltic states including Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania and Poland, who fear Russian aggression, were also ranked in as allies of the UK.Their “soft” stance comes as British troops are stationed on the Polish border in a bid to stop Russian president Vladimir Putin grabbing more Baltic land following his annexation of the Crimea.Members were also ranked on how for and against they were on certain exit factors facing the UK.

All nations were against Britain escaping the clutches of Brussels by paying a low divorce bill.

But the nations most against Britain paying a low charge were Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.All nations were also against Britain ‘cherry picking’ from the four EU freedoms, but Denmark was least bothered.The members staunchly against Britain adhering to just some of the EU principles were Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.

Express brexit map EXPRESS              This map shows how the EU-27 feels about Britain’s Brexit


Francois Hollande GETTY            France wants to punish Britain most of all


Brexit flags GETTY      Britain voted to leave the EU on June 23


There was some good news for Britain, with a number of nations wanting to keep trade and security ties with Britain, potentially highlighting the EU’s weak spots for negotiations.No countries were totally against low or no trade barriers between the EU and Britain.And nine countries were listed as wanting to keep trade links. They were Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Sweden.

Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Sweden wanted to sustain defence ties, according to the region.

The remaining states were indifferent.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/788718/Brexit-news-eu-members-punish-Britain-leaving-european-union-EU

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6 Comments on "MAPPED: Brexit Britain’s enemies revealed – and guess who REALLY wants the UK to suffer"

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Jane Davies
Guest

As I was reading this I was thinking the same. The idiots in Brussels are behaving like schoolyard bullies. We walk away NOW.

jenjlin
Guest

I couldn’t possibly agree more, this is getting more and more outrageous.

Bill
Member

Absolutely agree with you Pader, it is pointless and a waste of valuable time to negotiate with the cretins in Brussels who have no intention of being realistic.
We should leave NOW.

C A Dark
Guest

Why do they bother? Because there’s no opposition to hold their feet to the fire, and they can see various ways of retaining EU-style functions such as free movement, etc, as part of the “deal”, which will thrill all Remoaners. They can do just what they want in the negotiations, knowing that all other parties in the HofC are busted. No-one is there to severely challenge them. It’s only UKIP MEPs that are shouting, in Brussels.

jenjlin
Guest

Yes, absolutely, we should just leave now. Lawyers for Britain have indicated that we can and they should know! Bearing in mind that we buy £24 BILLION a year more in goods and services from the EU than they buy from us …who is going to be squealing loudest?

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