Britain Votes to Leave EU: The Day After

Analysis and commentary on the day after Britain’s vote to leave the EU.

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Skyline of London, England, June 13 (Unsplash/Fred Moon)
  • The United Kingdom has voted 52 to 48 percent in a referendum to leave the European Union. The difference is more than one million votes.
  • England and Wales strongly supported Brexit while Scotland and Northern Ireland largely voted to remain, raising the specter of further constitutional upheaval.
  • London and other metropolitan areas voted to stay in, revealing a deep split in British society.
  • The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 as markets reacted to the result.
  • Prime Minister David Cameron, who campaigned to keep the United Kingdom in the EU, announced his resignation.