A British Conservative lawmaker says the era of the European Union is over, calling on other member states, namely Poland, to follow the UK’s lead and vote to leave the bloc.
Daniel Kawczynski, the Polish-born MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham, made the remarks in a panel discussion organized by the Bow Group conservative think tank in London.
“Getting bilateral relations right is already very complicated, and that’s why the era of supranational government like the EU is dead and buried,” Kawczynski said.
He further called for a return to what he called friendly ties between independent countries and urged other EU member states, including Poland, to quit the bloc in the near future similar to the case of Brexit.
“And that’s why I hope there will be other countries to leave the EU, and I hope and pray that my home country Poland will follow Britain out of the EU,” he said.
The British lawmaker also censured Brussels’ response to the refugee crisis and economic stagnation, saying it was impossible for the 28 EU countries to reach a consensus on those issues.
In a referendum held last June, the UK voted to leave the EU with a 52-48 split. The British government is expected to publish a “white paper” setting out the government’s plans for Brexit.
This is while there are concerns that Brexit would set off a domino effect, with other EU member states opting to withdraw from the bloc.