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LIVE RESULTS: BBC, ITV, Sky News Forecast UK Will Leave EU

LIVE RESULTS: BBC, ITV, Sky News Forecast UK Will Leave EU

Should they stay or should they go now?

The United Kingdom has voted to stay or leave the European Union. They closed the polls and people have started counting the votes.

The results remained close, but the Leave campaign is inching closer and closer to reality.

This is the best #Brexit tweet so far:

https://twitter.com/GlomarResponder/status/746146090198700033

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BIRMINGHAM voted to leave. BIRMINGHAM.

Glasgow decided to remain.

Oxford also wants to remain.

London votes to remain.

 

And with that, the pound (which hit its highest value in 2016) has tumbled a bit….

https://twitter.com/owenlmeredith/status/746121135654305793

Look at the strong voter turnout!!!

https://twitter.com/infamyreborn92/status/746099060268929024

Sign of things to come? The pound reaches its highest value in 2016.

https://twitter.com/benatipsosmori/status/746092253228183552

Politician Reactions:

Politicians for the Leave campaign have urged David Cameron to stay on as Prime Minister.

Nigel Farage told The Telegraph he believes Remain will win with 52% of the vote.

Nigel Farage has already admitted the Leave campaign lost their battle to leave the EU.

From Media and Entertainment:

Um, Lindsay Lohan has some very strong opinions about #Brexit.

https://twitter.com/lindsaylohan/status/746137993723936769

https://twitter.com/lindsaylohan/status/746137993723936769

https://twitter.com/lindsaylohan/status/746133322779234304

https://twitter.com/lindsaylohan/status/746129414275141632

William Newton, art blogger extraordinaire, told me that Jose Canseco also commented on Brexit:

The Sun released their front page for tomorrow:

Uh oh….maybe they should have released this sooner? It may have caused a landslide!

https://twitter.com/ElsaCalduch/status/746098186607984640


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Comments

Dewey Defeats Truman?

    Eastwood Ravine in reply to Leslie Eastman. | June 24, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Perhaps, but their are plenty of other locations that GoT can use that offer tax breaks and incentives. Iceland and New Zealand come to mind, especially if the whole “Winter is Coming” is a literal statement for future seasons of the show.

casualobserver | June 23, 2016 at 7:43 pm

Politicians are the same everywhere. Most all I have read supporting the “stay” camp only pushes the economic risks of leaving. Absolutely no mention of the other “freedom” issues from having unelected bureaucrats overruling UK law.

History repeats itself:

After an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the UNION, the safety and welfare of the parts of which it is composed, the fate of an empire in many respects the most interesting in the world. It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.

—Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 1 (1787)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-23/pound-surge-builds-as-polls-show-u-k-to-remain-in-eu-yen-slips

says the opposite.
Remember that the UK banns exit pollin so the only wayt o know is to count the votes.

I believe the remain vote will be rigged and/or the Muslim community is being encouraged to vote to remain. I may not a Brit but I do not believe they should commit national suicide by remaining in a self-blood sucking organization.

Ironically, my lifetime list of “Things I’ll Never See Before I Die” included #8:

“Lindsay Lohan will live tweet the Brexit referendum results in 2016.”

Boy did I miss that one…

Paul In Sweden | June 23, 2016 at 11:07 pm

0400 GMT, Five O’Clock in the morning here in Sweden, six hours after the polls have closed in the UK, I cannot eat popcorn as I am on the edge of my seat.

Don’t want to jinx it as I am listening to SkyNews, Nigel Farage(UKIP) has just declared victory….

I think I am pleased but I am going to have to figure out how to put a seat belt on my couch as this either way it goes is going to shake things up. Oh boy, this is BIG. -Paul

    Paul, I live in the UK but am an American. I have Swedish colleagues who refer to the UK as “the big brother” as their opinions on things are so similar.

    My Swedish colleagues are fearful of the future as UK exits EU. How is it that you are not the same?

    And I saw your footballer got red carded for farting. Wow, is the food that bad? 🙂

Since Brexit isn’t legally binding, what happens if “leave” wins the referendum and the Parliament tells them to piss off?

    The MPs will promptly be run out of town on a rail, with the mob of torches and pitchforks close behind.

    Campaigns in the UK aren’t the nice, polite things that we have here in the US. You cross your voters THERE and really, really bad stuff starts to happen to your party organization really fast.

quiksilverz24 | June 23, 2016 at 11:48 pm

Good for the UK. I’m still waiting for the reasoning for why the UK cannot still participate in free trade amongst the EU countries along with free travel. Or will the UK encounter more cry babies, ala the Democrat party?

I hope they vote leave. However, it’s worth remembering that the biggest eurosceptic of hem all is based in Kremlin.

So what does Miley Cyrus think?

The Friendly Grizzly | June 24, 2016 at 1:01 am

Will this mean some of that money now sent to Brussels can be better spent on the Ministry of Silly Walks?

Being serious: which country will be next? Italy?

thalesofmiletus | June 24, 2016 at 1:33 am

#LeaveWins

Now stand by for the petulant toddlers in the EU to do everything in their power to crash the British economy in revenge.

Not unlike what I predict happening if Trump wins. If Trump does win, Yellen is going to jack the interest rate to where it SHOULD be in the 2-3% range and instantly crash the economy.

And then we’ll listen to months of Democrat bullshit about how Trump is to blame for destroying the Obama economy of sugar, rainbows and unicorns.

    Bigurn in reply to Olinser. | June 24, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Well, here’s another wrinkle. Under EU Directive, the UK members of the EU Parliament do *not* need to follow the will of their people. They follow Brussels. So will the UK really leave?????

Seeing references to politicians in other countries calling for referendums to leave the EU as well. Apparently in Sweden, only 30 – 35% favored remaining in the EU if Britain left. The French and the Dutch are calling for referendums. This could be an interesting summer. What if this catches like wildfire and spreads across Europe?

    Olinser in reply to ksbsnowowl. | June 24, 2016 at 2:30 am

    It’s the EU death spiral that they knew damn well was going to happen.

    The prosperous countries are sick of propping up whining takers like Greece. With Britain gone look for Sweden, Germany and France to be next. As each prosperous country jumps ship the others will follow and eventually only the bankrupt takers will be left.

    The EU just died. Good riddance.

Hail, Britannia.

Perhaps we are on our way to dumping Obama and Clinton and the GOPe on the trash-heap of history.

Good job on the unfettered immigration Frau Merkel, It wouldn’t have been possible without you.

JackRussellTerrierist | June 24, 2016 at 2:37 am

!00% of the vote has been counted. Leave won 52-48. It should be a lovely day in the UK. Bravo, Mr. Farage!

I’m so glad our good British cousins found their spines. Now if only we could find ours.

I hope the posts up above suggesting that other EU countries may start the “leave” process become reality.

I should think Italy would want to get the hell out, mainly because of EU regulations regarding immigration. Beautiful Italy is being overrun with African and Middle Eastern thugs.

Unfortunately this doesn’t necessarily indicate the start of wholesale flight from the EU wasteland. Britain is unique in that it has longstanding ties—economic, cultural, financial, military—to both the east (the rest of Europe) and the west (Canada and the US). Which way it might jump has been a standing question ever since the modern European alliance structures developed in the early twentieth century.

In other words, if Britain leaves, it has—in many very real ways—some place to go.

This is not true of, say, France, or Spain, or Italy. They’re pretty much stuck with their geographic neighbors no matter what.

UK to Euro: “Bugger Off”. The headline writes itself. And good for them.

The initial European treaties were set up to provide a common financial and commercial market and remove travel restrictions between members. If things thad stopped right there, the Common Market could have lasted for centuries.

But as usual, hubris brings nemesis. The Eurocrats thought they deserved more -to print money, issue “directives”, collect taxes, set wages, manage immigration, run the courts, etc. They claimed the moral high ground in classic SJW fashion, writing a fundamental rights charter in 2009 that guaranteed rights like free health care, pensions, equal treatment, etc alongside traditional rights like voting and free expression. Inspired by the UN Declaration of Human Rights naturally where you nod in agreement for the first twenty articles and then laugh or weep at the last ten which remove all personal responsibility of any kind and replace it with government social mandates.

The exit clause was put in during the 2009 treaty, but its not because they thought anyone would use it. The treaty also set up direct elections for EU parliament members, so if, for example, the UK had a problem selling eggs by the kilo rather than by the dozen – yes that was a real EU food labeling directive, although the EU caved quickly – then the UK would bring the matter up at the next European Parliament session rather than just ignoring it. So in that context, the exit clause was more of a “this is how we do things, and if you don’t like it you can always leave”.

Lots of us thought the currency and the “parliament”, such as it was – administrative acts rarely originated in parliament – would fall apart, but this quickly? The EU is the new “Sick Man of Europe” and the physical currency hasn’t even hit its fifteen year mark and the treaty mentioned above is under 10. But hey, it’s the 21st century, stuff is supposed to move fast I guess. Good riddance to old rubbish.

Wait. I thought Obama wanted Britain to stay in the EU, and they voted to leave. I don’t understand. Don’t they know that our little petulant narcissist in chief knows what is best for everybody?

    amwick in reply to Redneck Law. | June 24, 2016 at 7:30 am

    I think he pushed some fence-sitters over to the exit side. It would be nice to hear from someone actually over there.

KirbySalad55 | June 24, 2016 at 10:20 am

It is interesting that Mr. Trump had the wisdom to be in UK at time of Brexit vote so he could tell press that in opposition to Obama and Clinton the UK would be at the Front Of Line as it should be as our longest and strongest Ally.

Face it, God wanted Brexit and wants Trump TOO !!

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