BREXIT: Angela Merkel Hopes UK Will Stay

The debate about Britain’s exit which is now popularly referred to as ‘BREXIT’ from the European Union has been ongoing for the better part of a month.

In the run up to the June 23 referendum in which British citizens will decide on a possible European Union Exit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the most recent to speak on the Brexit debate.

Angela Merkel spoke at a news conference in Berlin where she suggested that it is to Germany’s benefit that UK remains in the shaky union.

“Obviously, it is up to the citizens of the UK themselves how they wish to vote on the upcoming referendum. I’ve said repeatedly before that I personally would hope and wish for the UK to stay part and parcel of the EU.”

We work well together with the UK particularly when we talk about new rules for the EU.

“We have to develop those together with the UK and whenever we negotiate that, you can much better have an influence on the debate when you sit at the bargaining table and you can give input to those negotiations and the result will then invariably be better rather than being outside of the room.” The German Chancellor said


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