The British people’s vote to leave the European Union sent shock waves through that continent on Friday morning, strengthening those forces within the remaining 27 member EU states who want their governments to make a similar exist.
EU officials did their best to do damage control with its council president Donald Tusk stating: “this is not the moment for hysterical reactions.”
He added, “I am fully aware of how serious, or even dramatic, this moment is politically. And there’s no way of predicting all the political consequences of this event, especially for the UK.
“I want to reassure everyone that we are prepared also for this negative scenario. As you know the EU is not only a fair-weather project.
“We are determined to keep our unity as 27. For all of us, the union is the framework for our common future,” Tusk said.