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"Although the EU cannot avert a ‘no deal’ Brexit if the UK chooses to pursue it, the EU can be ready to assist in avoiding it by leaving the door open for cooler heads, and warmer hearts, in the UK to prevail."Alyn Smith
MEP for Scotland
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Sterling falls as markets react to UK election result
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Sterling dropped as much as 2.5 percent as the UK election results came through, while the FTSE share index opened higher.
The pound recorded eight-week lows against the dollar early on Friday and its lowest levels in seven months versus the euro.
The markets have been anxious to see how Britain will move ahead with its plan to leave the European Union and how stable the UK government is likely to be during that process.