London, Jan 18 : The leader of the Christian Democratic Union, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann as well as 29 other leading German figures have written to the UK to cancel Brexit Deal.
The UK's role in post-war Europe is being praised in the letter published in the Times.
"Without your great nation, this Continent would not be what it is today," they wrote.
The letter also signed by the chief executive of Airbus, Thomas Enders, and punk singer Campino said, the UK had helped define the European Union as a community of "freedom and prosperity".
"After the horrors of the Second World War, Britain did not give up on us", the letter stated.
"It has welcomed Germany back as a sovereign nation and a European power. This we, as Germans, have not forgotten and we are grateful'', the letter further said.
The signatories said that they "respect the choice" of British people who want to leave the UK and, if the country wants to leave for good, "it will always have friends in Germany and Europe". (UNI)