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UK stock futures indicate the FTSE will be off about 500 points at the openOn the plus side, we could be getting a rate cut: euro and usd rates all off by 0.25% (or more)
Well the public have decided and that is democracy. It demonstrates how divided the United Kingdom really is. Whatever way the result needs to be respected. Even my home city, Chelmsford decided to leave which I thought would have remain.
Cameron won't need to resign yet. If he does that means a leadership contest which will take two months. No one in the tory party even Boris Johnson will challenge. It calls to question whether he called this referendum too early to ensure his reputation and George Osborne.
Lets all remain calm is see what happens. This country has been through darker moments and pulled through.
Very surprised and quite saddened to hear this news.....
We've taken back control.
Feels good doesn't it?
Spot on Westy, that feeling of control is great.
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I'm not sure I can remember a darker time though.
No, it kind of feels like the worst think that has ever happened.
The Northern Ireland thing - how many of us even considered that? That's could be their five minutes of relative peace (that was worked so hard for) up the Swanee...
Yes. Brilliant. Fantastic. What a day.
Is that UKIP obsolete now?
As Screamie said, the turkeys have voted for Christmas. Oh well. We can look forward now to years of political warfare as the PM and H of C try not to do what the public have told them to.
Farage crowed that not a bullet had been fired. (Apart from the one that hit Jo Cox, of course.) Such is the calibre of the people taking over.
The good old days .
Seems to have been the formerly staunch Labour areas that swung the vote. This we must blame on Tony Blair. He ignored the advice to limit the numbers arriving when eastern Europe joined the EU. But at least his government spent on public services. Cameron accuses him of overspending, wins the election and has Osborne cause a recession immediately by ... slashing those public services.
You reap what you sow, Dave. The so-called "one nation" PM of the Conservative and Unionist party ... you might have lit the fuse under the UK as well.
The public have had their say so Little Engerlund, here we come.
Seems Dave has just quit. I fear the alternative will be worse.
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Yes. Brilliant. Fantastic. What a day.
I mean this genuinely - in the weeks and months to come please let us have regular updates on how your life has changed for the better under Brexit.
Haven't seen or heard much of Theresa May during the campaign ... My tip for next Tory leader
She'll probably stand, against Johnson and Gove.
I think Johnson will be next leader.
Honestly... I can't remember a worse day either!
I, for one, will be very sad to see the Scots leave us as well (and the Welsh, and the Irish?). The "New IRA" on the rise? Slide on back to 1976...!
Let's see how all these xenophobic Little Englanders feel when the weak (understatement) pound means all their prepackaged junk food costs five times as much, the cost of fags sky rockets, and petrol prices escalate to unheard of highs. As has been mentioned in the previous pages of discussions, in fact, the comfortably off before "exit" will be less badly hit financially than the poorest members of society... but none of that was factored in - it was all about those mean, scary FOREIGNERS!!!
Well, I'm off work today (planned long before all this nonsense) so I'm off back to bed... maybe when I wake up again it all will have been a nightmare... but I won't hold my breath!
P.S. sorry for all the exclamation marks (!!!!!) and, yes - I know I sound as irrational and bigoted as the exit campaign, but I'm upset (another understatement!)
No Mr W, it is a fair point and it is borne out by the voter demographics. 75% of those under 24 voted to remain.
Blame people like my 84 year old mother who lives quite comfortably in rural Cambridge and voted to leave because she's a Xenophobe with no understanding of the issues - issues that don't effect her one bloody way or the other.
I agree with VDOT that this could be good (long term) news for Labour but what kind of Labour? The PLP is looky flaky, weak and indecisive at the moment.
Pity one of its rising stars is lying in the mortuary.
None of us know what's going to happen at this point.
I'm feeling a bit pessimistic at the moment though.
HOW AGES VOTED (YouGov poll)18-24: 75% Remain 25-49: 56% Remain 50-64: 44% Remain 65+: 39% Remain