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Londoners react after Brexit vote

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 00:47

Some Londoners say they are anxious about the uncertainty ahead as Britain prepares to exit the European Union while others say they are ready to find out what happens next. Subtitled Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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SUBTITLED ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: London residents gave mixed reactions on Saturday morning (June 25), after Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union sent shockwaves around the world. Some were concerned about the uncertainty unleashed by the vote, while others were prepared to "find out what happens when it happens". Britain was under pressure to set out a quick timetable for a divorce from the European bloc, with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker saying he wanted to begin negotiating Britain's departure immediately. Quitting the EU could cost Britain access to the EU's trade barrier-free single market and mean it must seek new trade accords with countries around the world. Huge questions also face the large numbers of British expatriates who live and work freely elsewhere in the EU as well as the fate of EU citizens who live and work in Britain. The United Kingdom itself could also now break apart, with the nationalist leader of Scotland, where nearly two-thirds of voters wanted to stay in the EU, saying a new referendum on independence from the rest of Britain was "highly likely". The British vote will trigger at least two years of divorce proceedings with the EU, the first exit by any member state.

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Londoners react after Brexit vote

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 00:47