Brexit Backlash: EU Leaders Call for U.K. Exit Talks to Start Immediately
LONDON — First the party, then the hangover. As the U.K.'s unprecedented decision to leave the European Union reverberated worldwide, officials from the bloc's six original founding members called for exit negotiations to begin immediately. France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said it would not be acceptable for Britain to play a "cat and mouse" game. "Of course a new (British) prime minister must be appointed, that will probably require a few days but this is quite urgent," he said on Saturday after an emergency meeting attended by Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.