EU to Britain: Drop Dead

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The folks who were opposed to Brexit want Britain to get the hell out as soon as possible:

The EU’s top leaders have said they expect the UK to act on its momentous vote to leave the union “as soon as possible, however painful that process may be” and that there will be “no renegotiation”….The German MEP Elmar Brok, who chairs the European parliament’s committee on foreign affairs, told the Guardian…“They will have to negotiate from the position of a third country, not as a member state. If Britain wants to have a similar status to Switzerland and Norway, then it will also have to pay into EU structural funds like those countries do. The British public will find out what that means.

But Brexit’s biggest supporter suddenly wants to go slow:

Boris Johnson has said Britain should not immediately trigger article 50 to start exit negotiations with the EU after the momentous referendum verdict. In sombre tones and accompanied by fellow Brexit campaigners Gisela Stuart and Michael Gove, the former mayor of London said there was “no need for haste” and “nothing will change in the short term” in his first press conference since the vote.

….The downbeat press conference reflected a decision by the victorious Vote Leave campaign to try to calm the collapse of the financial markets as the magnitude of the political and economic repercussions unfold.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump says the plummeting pound is great news for his golf course in Turnberry, so it’s all good.

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