The EU Is Failing, The EU Is Dying,' Says Top Brexit Campaigner

The EU Is Failing, The EU Is Dying,' Says Top Brexit Campaigner
As Britain has voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity, here's who said what about this historic referendum.
  • The Indian economy has good fundamentals, low short term external debt, and sizeable foreign reserves. These should stand the country in good stead in the days to come.

    RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

  • We respect the referendum's verdict. At the same time we are also aware of its significance in the days ahead and also for the medium term.

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

  • The EU is failing, the EU is dying.

    Nigel Farage, Leader Of The British Anti-EU Party UKIP

  • We are determined to keep our unity as 27 ... I will propose that we start a period of wider reflection on the future of our union.

    European Council President Donald Tusk

  • The news from Britain is really sobering. It looks like a sad day for Europe and Britain.

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

  • Sad for the United Kingdom. Europe will continue but it must react and rediscover the confidence of its peoples. It's urgent.

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault

  • I had hoped for a different result. Now we must look forward and deal with this situation. The EU process for an exit from the European Union is clearly defined and will be applied. Europe will stand together now.

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble

  • Signal from both the British voters and many other voters around Europe who feel that the EU is not providing good enough answers to today's challenges.

    Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Brussels must hear the voice of the people, this is the biggest lesson from this decision. Europe is strong only if it can give answers to major issues such as immigration that would strengthen Europe itself and not weaken it. The EU has failed to give these answers.

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

  • This is bad news for Europe, for Poland ... We will be trying to use this situation to make the European politicians aware why this happened. And it happened because this concept, which was created some time ago, is no longer popular in Europe.

    Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski

  • We must show people why we believe the EU is important, why we need to remain. We have to look at the things that matter in people's everyday lives, perhaps where there have been ambiguities, where there's been arrogance and where people have felt it's been an elite project ... It is a very serious situation for Great Britain, but also for the EU.

    Swedish EU Minister Ann Linde

  • Victory for freedom! We now need to hold the same referendum in France and in (other) EU countries.

    Marine Le Pen, Head Of French Far-Right National Front Party

  • Scotland has delivered a strong, unequivocal vote to remain in the EU, and I welcome that endorsement of our European status.

    First Minister Of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon

  • It is sad but it is not the funeral of the European Union.

    Gianni Pittella, Leader Of The Socialists And Democrats In The European Parliament

  • I expect that the negotiations on the exit will now begin quickly.

    European Parliament President Martin Schulz


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