Bruges Group Director Robert Oulds and social and political commentator Dr Niall McCrae argue that the EU could still face problems post-Brexi. During an interview with Express.co.uk, the couple argued that Italy might be a country following in the footsteps of Britain and opting out of the EU. Co-author of the book’s politics, Moralitis, argues that the EU is struggling to satisfy its remaining members, especially in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr McCrae said: “I think the country that is very likely to start moving towards the exit is Italy.
“You may have seen that there has been a sizeable uprising against the latest lockdown restrictions in Italy with businesses opening across the country.
Even the police, in some cases, took off their helmets to join the protesters.
“I think we’re going to see some very interesting times.”
Italy adopted a three-way system of restrictions just before Christmas and has since changed measures regionally depending on the latest coronavirus. infection rate data.
Roma restaurant owner Max Vietri continues to open his pizzeria despite the anti-Covid measures currently in effect in Rome.
Speaking to Euronews, Vietri said: “If this civil disobedience – because it is, civil disobedience – works, I want to remain open.
“You have to have clear rules. This is the Government that changes the rules every week. It doesn’t make sense.”
“First of all, the EU will hope they can multiply and they can put pressure on the member states.
“However, Britain has shown that they can actually get a trade deal with the EU and expand beyond the orbit of Brussels.
“We will see countries realize they are better off outside the EU as well as Britain.”
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