Merkel says no way back from Brexit as Cameron regrets loss

The German Chancellor said it was time to grasp reality

29th June, 2016
David Cameron at yesterday's European Council meeting after the UK decision to leave the EU Pic: Getty

European Union leaders said there could be no turning back for the UK after Prime Minister David Cameron used his last EU summit to express disappointment at his failure to win the referendum he called on Britain’s membership.

Fellow government chiefs lined up to warn Cameron that delaying the period before the UK formally activates the EU’s exit mechanism will prevent the start of negotiations over any future relationship. The prime minister repeated...

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