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Martin Schulz was reportedly very much pissed off when Cameron announced that the start of exit proceedings would be left to his successor. "White hot anger", "banged his fist on a table" when he watched Cameron's speech with the EUP faction leaders.

An internal strategy document from the German ministry of finance stressed that no special favorable treatment must be given to the UK when it comes to market access to avoid copycats.

I think we'll end up with something between a Norway and Switzerland kind of deal with immigration of course being the most contentious issue.

The Exit Soundtrack: you want out..?

A pyrrhic victory? Boris Johnson wakes up to the costs of Brexit - Guardian

He has everything he ever wanted. It's just that somehow, as he fought his way through booing crowds on his Islington doorstep before holding an uncharacteristically subdued press conference on Friday morning, it didn't really look that way.

One group of Tory remainers watching the speech on TV jeered out loud when a rather pale Johnson said leaving Europe needn't mean pulling up the drawbridge; that this epic victory for Nigel Farage could somehow "take the wind out of the sails" of anyone playing politics with immigration. Too late for all that now, one said.

The scariest possibility, however, is that he actually meant it. That like most of Westminster, Johnson always imagined we'd grudgingly vote to stay in the end. That he too missed the anger bubbling beneath the surface, and is now as shocked as anyone else by the enormity of has happened.

Was it the rain? If young people wanted to stay in by 75% why didn't that come through? Was it the false sense of security in late polls? Demographics? Or are the millenials really as pathetic as people denigrate them to be?

If you're young and angry about the EU referendum, you're right to be - Guardian

The coming years will see, I imagine, perhaps your first experience of how politics - that cocky and inscrutable performance that plays out through your screens - can breach the disconnect and impinge on concrete aspects of your own life. Yes, as a demographic, we have lost, but at the same time we have made a powerful statement It's a lesson that I feel my own generation learned too late, the result of which has been apathy, a lack of political engagement, and the feeling that there is no point participating in a system that does not have our interests at heart.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Fri Jun 24th, 2016 at 07:55:29 PM EST

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