The UK, including Wales, Scotland and Ireland has spoken and the world woke up to a victory for the leave side. Out of that vote, comes some dissent from Scotland and Ireland who voted to stay in the EU. Talk of those 2 holding their own vote on "should we stay or should we go", and for Scotland it would be their second vote on it in a very short time. Could this be the end of the UK as we know it, quite possible and the world will have a better idea of what they decide to do in the upcoming days/weeks.
The fact that both are talking about it within hours of the final vote, it could be sooner rather than later. The markets, which I do not begin to understand, have taken a deep hit, but most seem to be coming on TV and say it will settle down just be patient.
A little surprised that UK PM David Cameron will step down. He fought hard to stay and it strikes me that he should have just manned up and work to move the UK forward. He would have to overcome the fact he misread the vote so badly though. Sure he put all his eggs into one basket, but I would have liked to see how he could say OK we lost, but now we will work together to deal with the future. I don't think the former mayor of London is the right guy to take over as PM and a lot of those that wanted to stay in the EU are blaming him for the vote outcome, but he did not hold the pencil for people to mark their X either way. The people have spoken so time to accept and work on what comes next so mistakes are not made.
BBC News -
Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union.
Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, he said "fresh leadership" was needed. The PM had urged the country to vote Remain but was defeated by 52% to 48% despite London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backing staying in. UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed it as the UK's "independence day", while Boris Johnson said the result would not mean "pulling up the drawbridge".
Edinburgh Evening News -
http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/n ... -1-4162797
NICOLA Sturgeon has put Scotland on course for a second referendum within the next two years and three months in a bid to achieve independence before the United Kingdom exits the European Union. The First Minister said a second Scottish independence referendum was now “highly likely” with Scotland facing withdrawal from the EU despite a strong Remain vote north of the border.
Irish Times -
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics ... -1.2697704
Sinn Féin has said it will intensify its push for a Border poll on a united Ireland following Britain’s decision to exit the European Union.
Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said the referendum result in favour of Brexit means the “British government has forfeited any mandate to represent the economic or political interests of the people” in the North.
Northern Ireland voted in favour of remaining in the EU, but by a smaller margin than had been anticipated. On a turnout of 63 per cent, 55.8 per cent of people voted to remain in the EU while 44.2 per cent opted to leave. Turnout in nationalist areas was relatively low.
North Wales Chronicle -
http://www.northwaleschronicle.co.uk/ne ... leave.aspx
VOTERS in North West Wales were split on the decision of whether or not the UK should leave the European Union.
Gwynedd was one of only five areas in Wales to vote for the UK to remain a member of the EU in Thursday's EU Referendum. The remain box was ticked by 35,517 people in the county, while 25,665 voted to leave. Turnout in Gwynedd was just over 72 per cent as 61,245 voters went to the polls.
Anglesey voted to leave, with 19,333 voting for an exit while 18,618 voted remain. Turnout on Anglesey was 74 per cent with 37,981 people taking part in the ballot.