Speaking in Hamburg, the German Chancellor said Britain will be ''less connected'' with the EU, however she hopes for a close partnership post-Brexit. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Friday (May 5) for fair and constructive negotiations with Britain over its exit from the European Union, with the aim of retaining a good partnership. "Britain will in the future be less closely connected than until now, including in the economic domain," Merkel said, adding that it would be important nonetheless to have good ties with Britain on economic, security and defence policy. The Chancellor was speaking at Hamburg's 'Uebersee' (Overseas) Club.