The Prime Minister, David Cameron has said he will step down in October following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
The country woke up this morning to discover that 52% of those who voted in the EU
Referendum wanted to leave.
The £ was at a record high on the evening of the vote and it has now sunk more quickly than during the 2008 crisis. It has dropped to levels last seen in 1985.
Despite this, Ukip leader, Nigel Farage is delighted with the result of the referendum and has thanked people for voting to leave. He said he thinks 23 June should become a national holiday and be celebrated as an independence day in the same way as 183 other countries in the world celebrate independence day.
As the pound plummeted, The Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, said the Treasury and the Bank of England had made provisions to help get Britain through this period of uncertainty. “We have taken all the necessary steps to prepare for today’s events.” he said. “In future we will not hesitate to take any additional measures required to meet our responsibilities as the United Kingdom moves forward.”
Remain campaigner, Julie Girling MEP said, “This is a shattering decision for Britain. I am deeply sorry that the people of the UK have chosen this leap in the dark. I believe future generations will question our wisdom.
“The EU has many faults, of course, but I remain convinced that we would be safer, stronger and better off remaining a member.”
She added that the Conservative Party, like the nation, must pull together to get the best for Britain. “As an MEP, I intend to do all I can to make sure we negotiate the best terms possible for our departure and protect our trade, exports and economy,” she said.
Locally the decisive vote was to Leave and the stats are:
East Dorset 57.6%
New Forest 57.8%
North Dorset 56.4%%
West Dorset 51%
Weymouth & Portland 61%