Brexit: UK votes to leave the EU

The UK has voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union after 43 years, according to a report by the BBC.

The referendum saw London and Scotland voting strongly to stay in the EU, according to the report, but “poor results” in the north of England saw the exit vote win.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the result signals the UK’s independence day.

The pound fell to its lowest level against the US dollar since 1985 following the vote.

Over 30 million people voted on what became known as the Brexit referendum, which was a 71.8% turnout.

“Wales and the majority of England outside London voted in large numbers for Brexit,” stated the BBC.

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