[:fr]Il avait fait campagne pour le maintien dans l’UE, désormais il doit rassurer. Le ministre britannique des finances, George Osborne, a souligné que le Royaume-Uni était prêt à affronter les turbulences. Il a aussi dit que le pays n’activera l’article 50 pour quitter l’Union Européenne qu’au moment opportun.
“Les jours qui viennent ne vont pas être simples. Mais soyons clair, ne sous-estimez pas notre détermination. Nous étions préparés à l’inattendu, et nous sommes armés quoi qu’il arrive, et nous sommes déterminés. Contrairement à il y a huit ans, le système financier britannique aidera notre pays à affronter les chocs, à les atténuer, et il ne contribuera pas à aggraver ces turbulences”, a t-il dit. SOURCE EURONEWS[:en]The UK’s finance minister, Chancellor George Osborne, refused to reveal whether he will put himself forward as the next Prime Minister in his first speech since the EU referendum.
Good morning from London! Last Thursday, Britain voted in a nationwide referendum to leave the European Union. The wake of Brexit has begun – the country, its political parties and people are disunited in places, following a weekend of much hostility both home and abroad – here’s the latest:
- Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing calls to resign over his handling of the Brexit campaign, following several prominent MPs resigning yesterday.
- The two seperate Leave campaigns are divided over what a post-Brexit Britian will look like.Some have flip-flopped on campaign policy, such as the NHS receiving £350 million a week that currently goes to the EU.
- SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said she is looking at options for handling Brexit to ‘protect Scotland’. A second independence referendum could occur, although she has given her MPs permission to attempt to block British exit from the EU in parliament.
- Chancellor George Osborne has made a speech this morning, aiming to calm market fears over Brexit.
- The pound has fallen further in trading in Asia on Monday, adding to Friday’s record one-day decline.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande say they are in “full agreement” over the next steps to take, and will meet in Berlin to discuss options.
- Boris Johnson, former London mayor and a prominent Leave campaigner has written in his Telegraph column promising to continue to “intensify” co-operation with the EU.
- Incidents of racism, xenophobia and hate motivated attacks have been reported up and down the country following a Brexit vote.
More as we get it!