woensdag 17 mei 2017

Europe's Secessionist Movements

Despite the elites' desperate hope that recent 'losses' in Holland France 'prove' the anti-establishment movement is fading (although they all saw soaring popularity), with Europeans ready to protest, there are still numerous regions urging secession... There have been 486 military conlicts in Europe in the last 2000 years and while the last decade or two has been 'peaceful', we suspect that will not last...


As BofAML's Transforming World Atlas details, many areas in Europe have strong secessionist movements (Scotland, Catalonia, Basque, Flanders, Veneto) or have political parties agitating for greater ruling autonomy. European political union remains elusive, so does fiscal union, and monetary union is tarred by the fact that nine EU countries, soon to be eight, (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Sweden, and The UK) do not use the Euro.
*) Europeans are 'Primed' to protest; According to a new survey by Dalia Research, the Europeans most likely to hit the streets in protest and the Spanish...

Infographic: The Europeans Primed to Protest | Statista

As Statista's Martin Armstrong details, 31 percent of Spaniards said there was a fair chance of them joining a protest or demonstration in the next twelve months, 12 percentage points above the EU average. At the other end of the scale, those in the UK seem less than eager to get their placards out. With only 11 percent saying they were likely to protest, Prime Minister May probably doesn't need to worry too much about a mass of angry people sweeping on Downing Street for the time being....