As the fallout of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union continues, the EU has delivered a clear message to the UK government – get out.
As reported by the BBC, the head of the EU Commission is not at all impressed with David Cameron’s resignation, the Tory party, and the decision not to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty immediately.
Jean-Claude Juncker also stressed that the ‘Union of the remaining 27 members will continue’.
Juncker held a crisis meeting today with European Parliament President Martin Schulz, president of the European Council Donald Tusk, and Dutch PM Mark Rutte to assess the potential damage done by ‘Brexit’.
A statement was then released that called for Britain ‘to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible, however painful that process may be,’ adding that ‘any delay would unnecessarily prolong uncertainty.’
The European Union as a whole was taken as a hostage by a party internal fight of the Tories.
And I’m not satisfied today to listen that he wants to step down only in October and once more everything is put on hold until the Tories have decided about the next prime minister.
Angela Merkel also commented on the referendum result, which passed with a slender majority of just 3.8 per cent, expressing her disappointment.
This is a blow to Europe and to the European unification process.
Merkel is not alone in sharing this sentiment with many others expressing regret. French president Francois Hollande said the result ‘seriously puts Europe to the test’, but added France would still look to work with Britain in the future.
So, it’s official, Brexit may take place a lot quicker than anyone bargained for – great news considering the pound is currently going down the shitter.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.