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>> The voice of calm from Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, looking to temper pressure for a speedy Brexit.>> Honestly, it shouldn't take ages, that's important, but I won't fight now for a short time frame.>> EU ministers on Saturday called on Britain to begin divorce proceedings quickly, and the European Commission's President wants negotiations to start right away.
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>> As soon as possible.>> But almost alone in continental Europe, Merkel has moved to slow the rush out the door.>> There is absolutely no reason to handle this without being sensible.>> Good morning everybody.>> Boris Johnson, the favourite to take over as Britain's prime minister agrees there's no need for haste.
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The Vote Leave campaign wants informal talks to begin before triggering the official two-year countdown. The divorce may yet get messy with some suggesting the EU will take a hard line on Britain to send a message to others considering following their lead. The risk of a domino effect is real, Slovakia's far right People's Party launching a petition for a copycat vote, France's Marine Le Pen also promising a referendum if she wins the presidency next year.
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After meeting with the French President Saturday, she said it was clear some want the the divorce to be as painful as possible.