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and that´s it. If we vote to leave, we vote to leave, that´s it. You can´t have neverendums, you have referendums,” he added.
Britain’s European Commissioner Jonathan Hill announced Saturday that he will stand down following his country’s decision to leave the EU, saying he was “very disappointed” but “what is done cannot be undone.”
“As we move to a new phase, I don’t believe it is right that I should carry on as the British Commissioner as though nothing had happened,” said a statement by Hill, who is commissioner for financial services.
Meanwhile, Scotland wants immediate talks with the European Union on protecting its place in the bloc, after Britain´s vote to leave the EU, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Saturday. Speaking after an emergency meeting of her cabinet, Sturgeon said it had agreed to seek “immediate discussions with the EU institutions and other EU member states to explore all possible options to protect Scotland´s place in the EU.”
On Friday, Sturgeon said the results put a fresh referendum on Scottish independence “on the table”, adding that it was “highly likely” within two years.
She cited a clause in her Scottish National Party manifesto that there had been a “significant and material change in the circumstances” in which Scotland voted against independence in 2014, when 55 percent of Scots voted to stay in the UK.
On Saturday, Sturgeon reiterated her plans. “As I said yesterday, a second independence referendum is clearly an option that requires to be on the table and is very much on the table,” she said. “To ensure that that option is a deliverable one within the required timetable, steps will be taken now to ensure that the necessary legislation is in place. Cabinet this morning formally agreed that work.”—AFP