Last night I fell asleep at 1:30 and everyone was claiming ‘Remain” was at 54% and Brexit at 48%. This morning this ⇒ 51.9% for Exit and 48.9% for Remain. A shock! A shock for Europe and the European Union leaders, first of all.
- A serious even dramatic moment, especially for the UK
- On behalf of all 27 leaders: We are determined to keep our unity as 27
- I will also propose to leaders that we start a wider reflection on the future of our Union
Damn! Ein schlechter Tag für Europa.
Damm it! A bad day for Europe
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said that “EU must remain united” and went to hide his head in the sand.
And certainly a shock for David Cameron who announced his resignation one and a half hour after the official announcement of the Referendum result. He said though that he will remain in the PM post until October and let the next government to pull the trigger of the Brexit procedures.
Cameron said also that they will be no changes for EU citizens living in UK – at least not for now.
The Brexit Referendum may soon trigger another referendum as majority of votes in Scotland and Northern Ireland do indeed want to remain in the EU.
Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister calls for poll on united Ireland after Brexit,
Geographical breakdown of how the UK has voted in the
The Brexit is expected to boost anti-EU forces around Europe
via @IanWishart – Bloomberg
I cannot tell whether the 51.9% who voted for Brexit were endorsing Farage’s anti-migrant policies. They certainly sent a strong message to this EU that has been taken over by neo-liberals who violently and without scruple crash people’s lives. It’s maybe the anger that won.
I cannot even help to dare suspect that the British Euroscepticism has also lots to do with the way the EU treated Greece in the last 6 years and especially in 2015.
What I have realized running this website and blog since 2010, is that the best supporters of Greece have always been the British people.
I cannot write now about the economic consequences of the Brexit, but the euro collapsed against the dollar, two hours after the results announcement, it slumped 3.3%, suffering its worst fall ever.
The Bank of England promised to safeguard financial stability, BoE governor Mark Carney said he will provide £250 billion to support the UK markets – the banks – as pound dips to 30-year-low.
That’s the good thing when a state has its own currency.
Will the EU be able to realize the damage and the wrong policies that led Britons to such decisions?
I hardly believe that. Unless more and more European folks reject EU in referendum. For sure, there is some kind of panic in Brussels, that reportedly will try to conclude the Brexit procedures as soon as it can be possible to discourage a hazardous domino effect.
Holy shit, they replaced David Cameron with a cat.
How could UK’s pollsters be so wrong in the last 24 hours and in the so-called exit polls? They probably suffered under the same “elites-syndrome” as their Greek colleagues in the 2015 Referendum.
Nevertheless, I think, it was a brave decision, then it needs real guts to take such great risks. Even though, I don’t know, how the result would be had United Kingdom be a member of the eurozone.
I just feel sad for all the Britons living in Greece.
Three hours after the Brxit results and there is still no reaction by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Mean Greeks claim on social media, that Tsipras is hanging on the phone with Cameron explaining to him how to turn the Brexit into Bremain.
PS at the end of the day, I’m afraid only Greece and Germany will remain in the EU…