Britain’s EU referendum looks to be headed towards a Brexit outcome. Markets are volatile, with the pound on a rollercoaster ride as results come in from around the UK. Read the latest from our teams.
Britain has voted to leave the European Union, a historic decision sure to reshape the nation’s place in the world, rattle the Continent and rock political establishments throughout the West.
With 309 of 382 of the country’s cities and towns reporting early on Friday, the Leave campaign held a 52 percent to 48 percent lead. The BBC called the race for the Leave campaign shortly before 4:45 a.m., with 13.1 million votes having been counted in favor of leaving and 12.2 million in favor of remaining.
The value of the British pound plummeted as financial markets absorbed the news.
Breaking NEWS, #Brexit BBC Forecast: UK VOTES To LEAVE #EU pic.twitter.com/Bb3bk8TdET
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