Eight hours later that appears to be wrong. The EU is saying, no need to wait until October, you've made your decision get on with the process.
No doubt the brexitters will be spinning this as EU sour grapes or vengeance. Realistically though the EU has no choice.
First financial stability for the rest the EU & actually the world relies on some predictability.
Secondly the EU now has to demonstrate to other nations right wing factions that there is a severe cost to leaving and that the EU's responsibility is to provide stability to its member states above defectors.
Don't expect the necessary ensuing trade deals with the EU to be particularly favourable to the UK.
 Wow three in a row. I would be killed in certain areas of the net for such disgraceful behaviour!