So the issue of Britain in Europe is finally settled. Britain now stands alone and some would say with a bright future. Others will say that yesterday it effectively committed economic suicide which will lead to the break-up of the United Kingdom. To say that I was rather shaken by yesterday's decision is an understatement. I was basically speechless. I still can't understand why millions of people voted for economic uncertainty just when we have recovered from a horrible recession.

Don't get me wrong: I am all in favour of brave decisions and I am more than prepared to suffer the consequences. If the fight is worth fighting. But this fight was about immigration and giving Britain's political establishment a bloody nose. So what is Britain looking at? Two years of political uncertainty and probably votes for a breakaway in both Northern Ireland and Scotland. Also, a new prime minister is needed. All this in the space of 24 hours. Amazing.

Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party says that yesterday should be celebrated as Britain´s Independence Day. I would say that it was a day when Britain gambled with its economic future and livelihood of future generations. And for what? A country which has an economy built around the service sector which has little or no industrial base. In fact, the limited industrial base is mostly foreign owned. Yes it was a good day for democracy but the consequences are enormous.


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Steve Riches / Hace over 5 years

Like or dislike the result of the poll, the winner still is democracy. Communally the UK has made a decision, a narrow one, but that's how democracy works. The Prime Minister announces he will stand down, others will go too. That puts the electorate in the driving seat, and makes the majority-voting winners responsible, and that's what it's all about. Personally I feel the result is a potential disaster for the UK, and eventually for many readers of this newspaper - but I could be wrong, I made my vote, and I do not know of a better system of doing things. Before anyone points out to me that there were lies and deceits and poor arguments throughout on both sides, yes I know that, and in my opinion many electors fell for illogical arguments or downright lies. Corbyn was weedy and weak, Cameron out of touch with grass-roots, Farage is not my cup of tea, Boris Johnson is not Prime Minister material - that's what I think, maybe you don't, but in the end I get the same X in the box as you - and I don't know a better way. We all must live and deal with the consequences of the result.


Mark / Hace over 5 years

Why can't a country have a large and strong and successful economy based on the service sector?