What next after BREXIT?
DEBKAfile lists the 8 most likely immediate results of the British voter’s decision to leave the European Union after 43 years;
• According to the latest reports, Prime Minister David Cameron is in a hurry to step down and hand over to a successor in the next month or two, and not wait until October, as he said in his resignation speech.
• Former London Mayor Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, who led the successful campaign to leave the EU, lead the pack of ten Conservative Parliament Members in the running for prime minister. Sources in London say that both are wasting no time and have begun work on building the next cabinet.
• Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, called for a speedy divorce from Britain and said it would not be amicable.
• Nearly 1.5 million Brits signed a petition calling for a new referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union. Its chances are slim.
• Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called for preparations for a second independence vote from the UK. This is a remote prospect since there is no majority for such a step among the Scots.
• Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure to resign as Labor party leader. A vote of no confidence in his leadership will take place on Tuesday June 28 following his campaign to keep the UK in the EU when many party members voted against.
• Moody’s rating agency changed Britain’s outlook from “positive’ to ‘negative’.
• Two trillion and one billion US dollars were wiped out on global markets after the vote. The US and British markets were least affected.