New York Times: European Leaders Tell a Dazed Britain to Get Going on ‘Brexit’
LONDON — With British politics in turmoil, there were already clear indications on Saturday of a tense and bickering divorce from the European Union.
Britons woke up to a diminished currency and much confusion about the consequences of their vote on Thursday to quit the European Union, including who would be their next prime minister. The leaders of the campaign to exit the bloc, or “Brexit,” continued to disagree over what kind of relationship they wanted with Europe, and thousands of Britons started signing a petition asking for a second referendum.
Meeting in Berlin, European leaders told Britain to hurry up and begin the formal process of exiting the union, while Prime Minister David Cameron said that process could wait until his replacement was chosen in October and leaders of the “Leave” campaign suggested it could come even later, after a new round of talks with Brussels.
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WNU Editor: Britain is the second largest economy in the EU .... its abrupt departure without a proper procedure will devastate the British economy .... and the economy of the EU. Not surprising .... German Chancellor Angela Merkel is telling everyone to back-off .... Merkel signals sober separation from EU 'partner' Britain (Reuters). This German reaction also tells me that there are deep divisions within the EU itself on how to approach Britain .... EU Reaction to Brexit Suggests Divisions (WSJ).
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EU governments pile pressure on UK to leave as soon as possible -- The Guardian
European ministers tell Britain to trigger Article 50 and choose new PM ‘within days’ -- Express