Brexit is a WARNING: There must be NO MORE referendums, says German president

GERMANY’S president has urged EU member states NOT to hold any referendums amid fears Brexit could spark the break-up of the bloc.

Last month’s historic vote to cut ties with Brussels led to speculation other countries including Holland, Italy and France would follow suit.

But Joachim Gauck believes politicians across the continent should refuse to hold referendums on any issue, not just EU membership.

He said: “When I started out in politics many years ago I was a supporter of referendums. But now I have experience and see it differently.”

Mr Gauck went on to claim “simple yes or no answers are not enough” when it comes to complex issues such as security and taxation.

He also argued European cooperation was needed in the fight against the growing threat of warped Islamic State extremists.

He told Bild: “What will be crucial is that we stand together in Europe. Now is not the moment to accept divisions among ourselves.”

Full article: Brexit is a WARNING: There must be NO MORE referendums, says German president (Express)

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