The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years in a historic referendum.
Leave won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the EU.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed it as the UK’s “independence day” but the Remain camp called it a"catastrophe".
The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 as the markets reacted to the results.
And there it is. Uncertain times for Europe. I’m considering buying pounds, then exchanging if/when the economy bounces back, but I’m not sure if it will. @LabouredSubterfuge post if you’re ok
The UK’s EU referendum is proving close but the Remain campaign appears to be failing to pick up enough support outside London to win.
At 0345 BST Leave were ahead by over 500,000 votes, with the English shires and Wales voting strongly for Brexit.
Scotland and Northern Ireland appear to have opted for Remain and London has voted emphatically to stay in the EU.
It is a surprising turn of events. Last I checked on this, the Remain vote was ahead by more than 10%. This won’t be good for the EU, overall. (nor Cameron, lol)