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- The United Kingdom held a referendum on its European Union membership on Thursday. Voters were asked if they wanted to “leave” or “remain”.
- With turnout at 72 percent, or 33.5 million, a majority of 52 percent voted to leave. The difference with the remain side was 1.3 million votes.
- Gibraltar voted to to stay in the EU.
- So did Scotland, which could reopen the question of its independence.
- The Atlantic Sentinel had advised a vote to remain, arguing that British membership of the EU would prevent it becoming the sort of illiberal federation Britons fear.