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Merkel: We must stop other countries fleeing the EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said action must be taken to prevent other EU countries from fleeing the EU.

Speaking at a CDU party executive board meeting, Ms Merkel said the financial markets are very concerned that the EU is no longer governable.

She added that all 27 remaining EU countries must consult together on the way forward following Britain's vote to leave the bloc.

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Article 50: the rule-book for exiting the EU

Article 50 is effectively the rule-book on how to leave the EU.

Once triggered, we would have two years to negotiate our exit from the union, as ITV News' presenter Tom Bradby explains.

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