Peter Lundgren, of the Sweden Democrats, said Britons has shown “guts” by voting to leave the European Union last June and any attempt to punish the UK would backlash on the bloc.
Mr Lundgren told Express.co.uk: “It is very hard to say, there is always a possibility, of course, they are quite unpredictable to deal with in this house.
“If they try to punish the UK for having the guts to leave this project, then I think the crack in this house will be even bigger, it will fall together like a card house.
“I mean, if you and I, we went to join as a member in a club or something, we are always free to leave that club when we want.
“Of course it should be the same with the European Union. And I think the UK has a lot of guts now, they are as usual the first ones.”
Mr Lundgren brushed off doomsdays scenarios of Brexit, as the MEP said he believes it will open up new opportunities for the UK.
He said: “We saw them come to Europe’s rescue during the wars and now we are seeing them taking the first step of leaving the European Union, but not leaving Europe.
“Britain will still be there, we will still be good neighbours, we will trade and we will have agreements together.
“I think actually, in the end, I am convinced it will be a good thing for the UK. I think they will have a lot of benefits from being free to do their own deals.”
Mr Lundgren also criticised Brussels leaders for trying to use Brexit to push for a EU army, as he branded the idea “crazy”.
The Eurosceptic politician, who’s party is surging in the polls in Sweden, said: “They are fanatics in this house, what is next? Should we also have a nuclear division ready to defend European values?
“I mean, common, it’s crazy. This is not what the European Union was meant to be when the project started.
“The European Union was meant to be a peace securing project. It was actually built on the idea that you don’t shoot the guy you trade with, that was pretty much the idea from the beginning here.
“Now, it’s developed into a monster that we’ll soon not be able to control anymore. So I cannot see this go on for very much longer.
“I think we will see the Euroscepticism rising more and more in a number of European countries.”
Source : EXPRESS