Counting for the referendum in Westminster. London was in favour of remain.

23-06-2016EFE

The people of the UK have voted to leave the European Union by a majority of 52%. More than 30 million people voted, which was the highest turnout for a poll since 1992. The voting varied widely, with London in favour of remain as well as Scotland but mostly everywhere else opting to leave.

The pound has fallen sharply to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, falling eight per cent. Markets have also been hit, Tokyo down also by 8%.

Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have called on David Cameron to stay on as prime minister, while Nigel Farage, hailing "independence day", has said he should go.

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Joyce / Hace over 5 years

Wake up PLEASE! Investigate the darker depths of the EU, do you want to be dragged into ever more controlled states, leading to the final plan - A One World Government/Army/Banking system/health care etc ???

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All / Hace over 5 years

Do you idiots really think that the UK which is the 5th richest country in the world which is the same as when we joined the Common Market is going to shrivel up and go bust all of a sudden then you are all fools.

The UK joined the Common Market because that is what it was supposed to be but its turned into a political superstate which is not what it was originally.

If the rest of Europe want to slap huge tariffs on our goods then we will do the same and see who is the looser, we import 100 £billion more into the UK from Europe than we import to them so that should tell you everything.

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Andy S / Hace over 5 years

Damn, bit worried about property prices now that Brits wont be buying. If only I would have had my satellite dish request turned down, then I could have sold up and fled the Island.

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Mike / Hace over 5 years

It's understandable that the British want to give their political class a bloody nose.

But, as always, the UK has swung - and missed - and has ended up punching itself in the face.

You couldn't make it up.

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Johnny Foreigner / Hace over 5 years

I completely blame the Labour party for this. It started years ago when Labour (unlike Germany) opted not to delay letting in Polish migrants. They predicted 30,000 would come, over 700,000 came. Whole towns such as Peterborough suddenly became mini Warsaws. That was the start of unrest about migration. Roll forward to today and Jeremy Corbyn did absolutely nothing (nada) to pursuade Labour voters to remain. The results show that it was the Labour heartlands that voted leave. London, middle class towns and Scotland voted remain. Therefore U truly believe they are even more to blane than Cameron.

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STAN JESSOP / Hace over 5 years

Will Spain and Greece follow the UK and have a referendum. In view of their economic malaise from spending millions of Euros. It could be their way out of self imposed debt.

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Smiffey / Hace over 5 years

Well my house in mallorca is now for sale as the morgage payments have just jumped up making a tight squeeze already even tighter. Uk just threw itself under a bus.

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Steve Riches / Hace over 5 years

Personally I believe it to be a disastrous decision for the UK and for most readers of this newspaper, but I can only hope I'm wrong...HOWEVER it's what a democracy is all about, and I would not swap it for any other system.

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