E.U. Leaders Push for a Speedy Start to Britain’s Exit

June 26, 2016 10:43 AM

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E.U. Leaders Push for a Speedy Start to Britain’s Exit

LONDON — European politicians on Sunday pressed Britain to launch the formal process of leaving the European Union, while new rifts emerged in the nation’s politics, underscoring a sense of drift on all sides after the shock of last week’s referendum.

The departure of Britain will increase the prominence of Germany, already Europe’s most prosperous and populous country, and put pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel to navigate a peaceful split.

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