Kerry: London Has No Idea How to ‘Divorce’ the EU

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( — July 4, 2016) — After meeting with UK Prime Minister David Cameron at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that Downing Street appears to not have a clue how to negotiate the divorce from the EU, Russia Today reported.

Britain voted to leave the European Union by a narrow margin of 52% to 48%, however, the desire to break up and actual leaving are two different things. Apparently, no one in the UK gave thought as to exactly how to pull the economy out.

The ties with the EU are so strong that tearing them could induce serious consequences to Britain, especially after Scotland and Northern Ireland stated they would rather leave Britain and stay in EU. So, Brexit means ripping apart the United Kingdom, which does not please the Queen, nor the half of the Brits that believe in the EU.

In order to leave the EU, the UK will have to implement Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Though German chancellor Merkel urged the UK to start the leaving process immediately, basically kicking them out of EU, this process could take years with unpredictable consequences.

The process involves a series of renegotiations of treaties that would send economic waves one after another and cause a great pain to Britain.

“This is a very complicated divorce,” Kerry told the audience in Colorado, days after Cameron announced he was stepping down.

Following the resignation of the British Prime Minister, who stepped down feeling “powerless” to negotiate the country’s exit, Britain’s hope that London’s former mayor, Boris Johnson, who was one of the high-profile ‘Leave’ campaigners, could appreciate the opportunity to lead the country out of the EU, and shattered after he refused to do so.

The US Secretary of State said “there are a number of ways” to go about mitigating the damage. “I don’t as secretary of state want to throw them out today. I think that would be a mistake,” he said. The US continues to call for dialogue between London and Brussels.

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama commented on Brexit in an interview with the NPR: “There’s been a little bit of hysteria post–Brexit vote, as if somehow NATO’s gone, the trans-Atlantic alliance is dissolving, and every country is rushing off to its own corner. That’s not what’s happening.”

There is a small possibility that the UK parliament might dismiss the referendum and ‘play dead’ for a couple of years. However, Brits are awaiting a new PM, who may not come into power until September 2.