EU ‘massively impressed’ by the way Britain’s handling this

THE European Union has praised Britain for the calm, efficient way it has dealt with the aftermath of the referendum.

European leaders and EU officials stressed they were looking forward to negotiating with their British  counterparts after they had shown such maturity, intelligence and organisation.

French President Francois Hollande said: “We’re sure that when you actually have a government and a prime minister everything will go really well.

“I have no doubt your parliament will then ratify any agreements, assuming it hasn’t resigned en masse and emigrated to New Zealand.”

A Labour Party spokesman said: “This is my first day. I seem to be the only person here. How does this work? Do you ask me questions?”

Meanwhile, a Downing Street spokesman said: “I don’t care about anything anymore.”

President Hollande added: “We’re also wondering if George Osborne will be part of the negotiations, presuming he’s still alive.”