Brexit 'domino effect' predicted by Nigel Farage has 'foundered' says EU's Brexit co-ordinator

The EU’s Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt says that the predicted Brexit domino effect has ‘floundered’ (Picture: Getty)

The Brexit ‘domino effect’ predicted by the likes of Nigel Farage has “foundered”, says the EU’s Brexit coordinator.

Guy Verhofstadt used results of a survey that revealed that 92% of Irish people questioned in a poll believe Ireland should remain in the EU to make the claim.

In a tweet, he said: “There is no room for complacency, but it seems the #Brexit domino effect predicted by Nigel Farage & others has foundered. Remarkable to see that now 92% of Irish people polled believe that Ireland should remain part of the EU!”


His comments refer to an opinion poll commissioned by European Movement Ireland to find out how Irish people feel about a range of topics linked to Irish-EU relations.

According to the poll, which surveyed 1,000 people aged 18 and over from across the country, 92% agreed that Ireland should remain a part of the EU while 7% disagreed and 1% said they didn’t know.

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Asked if Ireland had benefited from being a member of the EU, 87% agreed, 10% disagreed and 3% said they don’t know.

And when asked if Ireland should contribute more to the EU budget to continue to get these benefits, 58% agreed, 35% disagreed and 7% said they don’t know.