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Brexit Aftermath: What Happens Next?

With Brexit, the UK recently voted to leave the EU. Some are now saying that the vote wasn’t legally binding, and parliament may decide not to implement the Brexit. What will probably happen? Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“After Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union, there is no indication that a so-called Brexit will happen soon. It maybe never will.

Prime Minister David Cameron, who is resigning, has said he will not take the formal step to an EU divorce on the grounds that his successor should. Because the referendum is not legally-binding, some politicians are suggesting a parliament vote before formally triggering Brexit.

A petition on the UK government’s website on holding a second referendum has gained more than 3 million signatories in just two days.

European leaders, facing the biggest threat to European unity since World War Two, are divided over how swiftly divorce talks should start. Paris wants haste and German Chancellor Angela Merkel is urging patience. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he wanted to “start immediately”.

And on Sunday, Scotland’s leader said Scotland may veto Brexit altogether. Under devolution rules, the parliaments of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are required to consent to any EU divorce, according to a report by the House of Lords.

Most British politicians agree such a decisive 52-48 win for Leave in the referendum means a divorce must happen. Anything less would be a slap in the face of democracy.”*

Read more here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-brexit-insight-idUSKCN0ZC103

Hosts: Cenk Uygur
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