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VERBATIM: Kerry & Hammond on Britain’s Brexit

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To be candid, the decision to vote to leave, I believe is damaging for Britain. But I also believe it's damaging for the European Union. Because I believe without the reforming zeal that Britain brought to the party it will be more difficult to get that necessary reform inside the European Union.
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And 500 million people across the Union would have had a better future. So I'm deeply sorry that that's not the route that we've chosen.>> The voice that Britain will speak with will continue to be the powerful voice of an ally who has worked with us on so many issues through the years and remains aligned with us.
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But that doesn't mean we won't miss that voice within the context of the EU as a change. I personally will regret that Britain is not gonna be at that table when there is a US, EU dialogue. But I have no doubt that Britain is gonna be weighing in with us, critically involved with us on every single issue.
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There won't be one reduction of effort between our two countries.