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    Britain votes to leave EU in historic "Brexit' vote

    Britain votes to leave EU in historic "Brexit' vote

    Supporters of leaving the EU celebrate at a party hosted by Leave.EU in central London as they watch results come in from around the country after Thursday's EU referendum, Friday, June 24, 2016. (Stefan Rousseau / PA via AP)


    Ginanne Brownell Mitic


    Britons voted Thursday to leave the 28-nation European Union, a historic vote that could profoundly reshape Europe’s economy.

    With the “Leave” vote racking up large majorities in much of the country, the BBC and ITV both declared that the referendum, dubbed the “Brexit,” had won. The vote showed Britain to be sharply divided geographically, with a strong pro-EU vote in London, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and majorities for leaving in much of the rest of the country.


    There were reports that turnout was lower than expected in some of the areas most committed to staying in the European Union – in particular, Scotland, where voters overwhelmingly opposed leaving the union.


    The British pound – Britain had never adopted the Euro – fell sharply in international markets on the news.


    The vote promised political, economic and social changes for Britain and the member nations as well as global ramifications. Supporters say Britain would be in a better financial position, but opponents say the potential problems outweigh any benefits.


    Final, official results of the vote were not expected until Friday morning at the earliest.

    Polling data ahead of the vote indicated it would be close and early returns hewed to that forecast, with the vote to leave the EU ahead by about a 51-49% margin. There was no exit polling.


    A newscaster on ITV television reported “near total silence” at a “Remain” campaign party.


    Supporters of the 'Stronger In' Campaign react as results of the EU referendum are announced at a results party at the Royal Festival Hall in London early in the morning of June 24, 2016. (ROB STOTHARD/AFP/Getty Images)



    Earlier in the day, despite rainy and gray weather, there was a long line of people waiting to vote on the issue known as Brexit at the Gospel Oak Methodist Church in north London, which was not the case last month for the London mayoral election.

    “I think this referendum is really important,” said Anna Solemani, wearing a “Remain” sticker on her rain slicker. “I want to stay in and this is the most passionate I have ever been for an election or referendum.”


    In the London neighborhood of Chelsea, pensioner Jo Davis said she voted to leave because “I think we have had such a muddle with immigration.”


    The EU began after World War II to generate economic cooperation and avoid war. The debate on whether it’s time for Britain to break away has generated fears about uncontrolled immigration and other problems if the “Remain” camp wins and a virtual economic collapse if the “Leave” camp wins.


    Britain will have about two years to negotiate its exit strategy.

    Jean-Claude Juncker
    , the European Commission president, warned that there would be no further negotiations of the country’s relationship with the EU if British voters decided to leave, saying Wednesday that “out is out.”


    The referendum has been a highly contentious issue for months, with both sides claiming their statistics and predictions are correct and accusing the other side of inaccuracies and lies.

    The BBC even set up the “Reality Check” page on their news website in a bid to fact-check all the claims made by both sides.


    The campaign experienced tragedy last week as lawmaker Jo Cox, a Remain supporter, was killed by a man who reportedly shouted “Britain First” before shooting and stabbing the 41-year-old mother of two. Britain First, a far right political group, denied any involvement in the slaying.


    The vote to leave the EU means Britain will have to renegotiate its relationship with the countries still in the partnership and other nations. The Leave camp, headed by former London Mayor Boris Johnson, said Britain would be better off financially because all the money the country contributes to the EU would remain in British coffers and could help boost the internal economy.


    Those in the Remain camp — led by British Prime Minister David Cameron and supported by former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major — have stated that leaving would have negative effects on long-term economic growth, housing prices, jobs and the general standard of living.


    The two most contentious issues tied to the referendum have been immigration and the economy.


    Britain is part of the single EU market, which means no trade tariffs on imports and exports within the union. If voters decide to leave, trade deals with EU countries and others like the U.S. would need reworking. President Obama said on a visit to London in May that if Brexit passes, the country would be put “in the back of the queue” when it came to trade deals. Experts believe that France, Belgium and possibly Germany would reject any moves by Britain to remain within the European single market without at least an agreement that European citizens could continue to work and live in the country.


    The immigration issue largely stems from the number of European Union citizens who have come to live and work in Britain and can collect benefits.


    The Leave argument has been that people from poorer countries have flooded Britain during the last several years and Britain has lost control of its borders. According to the Office of National Statistics, net migration to the country was 330,000 in 2015 and 184,000 coming from within the EU.


    The Remain camp counters that EU migrants contribute to the growth of the country and many work in jobs that many British citizens do not want, including as builders, cleaners and nannies.


    “As it happens, if we left the EU, nothing would change in terms of our international obligations towards refugees,” said Robert Hazell, a professor of government and constitution at University College London.

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    Oh my God, Thank You, Britons! Thank you very very much. Now, France, get with it, it's your turn. You knew from the outset this was a disaster waiting to happen. It's why you correctly led the battle to vote down that evil EU Constitution.

    Now bid these Oligarch Globalists Adieu, and Fraxit.
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    This is GREAT!

    Congratulation Brits.... now make your country great again!

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    Markets around the world are in crisis mode

    CNNMoney-2 hours ago
    U.S. stock futures are also lower. ... Most of those attending -- and most expert economists -- wanted the U.K. to remain in the European Union...
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    'Brexit' could send shock waves across U.S. and global economy - The ...

    The decision carries hefty consequences for American businesses, which ... to the collapse of the U.S. investment banks ...
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    So funny, all these Oligarchs peeing in their pants because a nation decided to withdraw from a stupid bully trade union. Wait until the US withdraws from NAFTA and CAFTA.
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    Futures imply S&P, Nasdaq to open down 5% after UK votes to ...

    CNBC-53 minutes ago
    U.S. stock index futures dipped sharply lower Thursday evening ET as results ... and investors remained on edge ahead of the Brexit vote after a poll ... Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott...
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    Wait until everyone see the hit on their retirement account investments.
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    Stocks, Bonds & Mutual Funds are going to take a hit.

    Many people living on their investments will get hurt bad.
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