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Top EU leader: we want Britain out as soon as possible:

A senior EU leader has confirmed the bloc wants Britain out as soon as possible, warning that David Cameron's decision to delay the start of Brexit negotiations until his successor is in place may not be fast enough.

Martin Schulz, the president of the European parliament, told the Guardian that EU lawyers were studying whether it was possible to speed up the triggering of article 50 - the untested procedure for leaving the European Union.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Jun 24th, 2016 at 02:28:06 PM EST
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From the same article
The German MEP Elmar Brok, who chairs the European parliament's committee on foreign affairs, told the Guardian the parliament would call on Juncker to strip the British commissioner, Jonathan Hill, of the financial services brief with immediate effect and turn him into a "commissioner without portfolio".
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Jun 24th, 2016 at 02:37:56 PM EST
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For once that could be good for Europe...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Jun 24th, 2016 at 04:14:54 PM EST
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Well, that won't be needed:

UK's European commissioner quits in wake of Brexit | Politics | The Guardian

The UK's European commissioner, Jonathan Hill, is resigning, following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Lord Hill, the UK's most senior diplomat in Brussels, was sent to Brussels by David Cameron and took the highly prized portfolio of financial services. But his departure after Brexit was a foregone conclusion, as many European politicians oppose a Briton presiding over EU financial stability when the UK is on the way out. Several MEPs have already called on Hill to go.

Hill, said he did not think it was right he carried on as British commissioner as if nothing had happened.

by Bernard (bernard) on Sat Jun 25th, 2016 at 12:29:20 PM EST
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