Despite Post-'Brexit' Misgivings, A Redo Vote Seems Unlikely05:57
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on June 27, 2016 in New York City. Markets around the globe continue to react negatively to the news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. The Dow Jones industrial average was down over 200 points in morning trading.  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on June 27, 2016 in New York City. Markets around the globe continue to react negatively to the news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. The Dow Jones industrial average was down over 200 points in morning trading. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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The leaders of Germany, Italy and France are meeting today in Berlin to chart the course of Britain's divorce from the European Union. Across the continent, markets woke up in turmoil for the second trading day in a row. The British pound continues its slide against the dollar and trading in shares of the Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays stopped for several minutes this morning after prices fell by more than 8 percent. Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne tried to reassure investors by announcing that Britain's economy is strong enough to weather a downturn.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks to the BBC's Rob Watson about the news.

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Rob Watson, BBC political correspondent. He tweets @robwatsonbbc.

This segment aired on June 27, 2016.

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