Dutch anti-immigration leader Geert Wilders on Friday called for a referendum on the Netherlands’ membership in the European Union, after Britain voted to leave the 28-member bloc.
Wilders, who is leading opinion polls, said if he is elected Prime Minister in the March general elections in the Netherlands, he too will call a referendum.
We want be in charge of our own country, our own money, our own borders, and our own immigration policy.Geert Wilders
A survey by a television channel Een Vandaag this week found that 54 percent of the people in the Netherlands, a founding EU member, want a referendum.
As quickly as possible the Dutch need to get the opportunity to have their say about Dutch membership of the European Union.
Dutch voters have twice voiced strong anti-EU sentiment at the polls, most recently in April, when a vast majority rejected the Ukraine-EU treaty in a non-binding referendum.
It is time for a new start, relying on our own strength and sovereignty.