After months of passionate campaigning and a whole day of voting, the results of the EU Referendum have been counted – the country have voted to LEAVE the EU.
All the votes have been counted and Leave have won 51.9 per cent of the vote with 17,410,742 votes to Remain’s 48.1 per cent, with a total of 16,141,241 votes. The Leave campaign officially had more than 50 per cent of the vote as of as of 06:04 GMT, the BBC reported.
It was a very close run thing, with very little between the two options as the vote got closer. However, the British people cast their votes and have chosen to leave the pan-European community and move forwards as a fully independent nation.
The pound has fallen to a three decade low as the markets reacted to the news, The Telegraph reported. The Bank of England and the markets have greeted this morning’s news with trepidation.
The result was always going to disappoint at least 40 per cent of the country, whichever way the final decision fell. As a country, we now have to follow Scotland’s example after their referendum and come together to make this result work.
Although, I suspect that will be easier said than done for a lot of us this morning:
— Scott Howlett (@Scott_Howlett) June 24, 2016
Many will be hugely excited about us taking back the reigns of our country from Brussels, while others will be dreading the possible economic uncertainty as we untangle ourselves from the union over the next two years.
This result could have a huge impact for more than just Britain as countries across the European Union may also be emboldened by the UK’s decision and hold their own referendums, potentially leading to a domino effect that pulls the union apart from the inside.