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Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó has revealed that his government blames the European Union for the British people’s vote for Brexit in 2016, and admitted it will inflict a huge blow to the bloc in economic and security terms, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News.
“We regret it a lot, the decision of the British people [to vote for Brexit],” the Hungarian statesman told Breitbart’s Deputy Political Editor Amanda House.
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“We never judged it, we never criticised; we respected it — because it’s only the British people who are having the right to make a decision about the future of their own country — but we regret it because, with the UK leaving, Europe will be faced with additional economic and political challenges which are totally, let’s say unnecessary,” Szijjártó added.
“The UK is the fifth-largest economy of the globe, second-largest in the EU, a member of the [United Nations] Security Council, [has] one of the biggest armies in Europe, one of the best intelligence networks — so losing the UK is a huge deficit or harm to the European Union,” he admitted.
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Szijjártó described how, from the pro-sovereignty perspective of his government, it would be a blow to lose a country which had “always represented very rational positions in the political debates on the European Union… they were sovereigntist, definitely, they were calling for more competitiveness, less bureaucracy, an increased role for national parliaments, very rational positions.”
This British position enjoys little support within Brussels, however, with the United Kingdom having found itself in...
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