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Zeman says Britain will stay in EU after referendum

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Vodnany, South Bohemia, June 2 (CTK) – Great Britain will decide to stay in the European Union in the referendum on June 23 because its possible departure would result in the revival of Scotland’s separatist tendencies, Czech President Milos Zeman said on Thursday.

“I can be terribly mistaken, but I claim that the referendum in Great Britain will end in favour of those who wish to stay in the European Union,” Zeman said at a meeting with secondary school students on his tour of South Bohemia.

Scotland has long been considering leaving the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In 2014, it held a referendum, but a majority of inhabitants wished to stay in the UK.

Zeman said if Great Britain left the EU, the Scots “would immediately hold a new referendum, in which they would opt for their country’s independence. They would afterwards enter the European Union as an independent country,” Zeman said.

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