|As the Britanic Sails Away|
The strongly worded message in the wake of Thursday’s Leave vote was designed to stop a domino effect of EU exits and calm the frenzied money markets.
Far-right groups in France and Holland seized on the result to demand their own exit referendums.
In Brussels, EU chiefs said they “regret but respect” our decision and that the UK must remain “a close partner”.
But in a clear sign of the battles ahead, a statement from bosses including European Council boss Donald Tusk and European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker called on the UK to start Brexit immediately. It said: “We now expect the government to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible, however painful that process may be.
“Any delay would unnecessarily prolong uncertainty.”
There are around 1.2 million British born people living in EU countries without visas, according to figures provided by the UN. Around 800,000 are workers and their dependants.
The European Commission, presently employs 1,000 U.K. nationals as civil servants across its various departments.
Also for the soon to become redundant former British EU citizens Brexit now means an uncertain future of either getting visas,work permits, going home, or worse case scenario, becoming a refugee themselves requesting asylum in the EU?