Europe demands prompt divorce from divided Britain

(From L) Foreign ministers of Luxembourg - Jean Asselborn, Italy - Paolo Gentiloni, Germany - Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Belgium - Didier Reynders, France - Jean-Marc Ayrault and the Netherlands - Bert Koenders, speak in Berlin, on June 25, 2016European powers demanded a prompt divorce on Saturday as Britain’s seismic vote to abandon the EU sparked bitter break-up rows at home and abroad. Britons had cast aside warnings of isolation and economic disaster to vote 52 percent-48 percent in favour of quitting the European Union in the June 23 referendum. The historic vote, fought on the battlefronts of the economy and immigration, toppled Prime Minister David Cameron, pounded sterling and led Moody’s to downgrade Britain’s credit rating outlook to “negative”.

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