Dutch withdrawal from the European Union
A hypotheticised Dutch withdrawal from the European Union, sometimes referred to as a "Nexit" (based on "Brexit", the common name for a British withdrawal from the European Union),  is a proposal with limited support in the Netherlands.
A poll by the Pew Research Center in June 2016, before the British referendum, found the Dutch to have a 46% negative view of the European Union, but over 51% of their population found to have a positive view towards it. Another poll, by peil.nl in the aftermath of the British vote, found 50% of the Dutch population to be against a similar referendum in their country and 46% to favour remaining in the union (compared to 43% against).
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called the possibility of a referendum "utterly irresponsible". The most popular party to advocate it is the right-wing populist Party for Freedom; its leader Geert Wilders made it a key issue in their manifesto for the 2017 general election, where his party initially led the polls but ended up as a distant second behind the pro-EU VVD. Other parties believing in EU withdrawal or holding a referendum include: VoorNederland, the Libertarian Party, the Socialist Party, 50PLUS and Forum for Democracy.
|Date(s) conducted||Conducted by||Remain||Leave||Undecided||Lead||Sample|
|11–13 September 2018||Ipsos||55%||21%||24%||34%||1,017|
|6 March–7 April 2017||Pew Research||80%||18%||2%||62%||1,006|
|5–7 July 2016||EenVandaag||53%||39%||8%||14%||25,681|
|23 June 2016||The United Kingdom votes to leave the EU.|
|10–20 June 2016||EenVandaag||45%||48%||7%||3%||27,000|
|27–31 May 2016||TNS Public Affairs||49%||22%||18%||27%||981|
|4–7 March 2016||I&O Research||67%||22%||11%||45%||2,510|
- Lyons, Kate (27 June 2016). "Frexit, Nexit or Oexit? Who will be next to leave the EU". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
- "Euroscepticism on rise in Europe, poll suggests". BBC News. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
- Pauwels, Teun (2014). Populism in Western Europe: Comparing Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands. Routledge. pp. 117–118. ISBN 9781317653912.
- Merijn Oudenampsen (2013). "Explaining the Swing to the Right: The Dutch Debate on the Rise of Right-Wing Populism". In Ruth Wodak, Majid KhosraviNik, Brigitte Mral. Right-Wing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse. A&C Black. p. 191.
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- Kees Pieters. "Zo denkt politiek Den Haag over een NEXIT-referendum". Politiek.tpo.nl. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
- "Forum voor Democratie". Forumvoordemocratie.nl. Retrieved 2017-02-23.