The United Kingdom Votes To Leave EU, Immigration Was Factor For British People
By Giles Malone // June 24, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: The European Union leadership in Brussels were in shock after the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU in the first reversal of European integration since the second World War, with European Council President Donald Tusk vowing to plow ahead with the 27 remaining members and calling the political situation “serious” and “dramatic.” (VICE News video)
EDITOR’S NOTE: Space Coast Daily’s Giles Malone is in London covering this story live. Stay tuned for live updates from the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
LONDON – United Kingdom voters returned a convincing mandate yesterday, voting 52 to 48 percent to leave the European Union in a historic referendum.
More than 72 percent of eligible voters voted in this unprecedented situation with immigration being a huge factor in Britons wanting independence from the EU.
The U.K. joined the EU in 1973, and has become a hugely divisive issue in the UK with Welsh, Scottish and Northern Island voters showing large support to remain in the EU.
However, The U.K. is leaving the EU and many are wondering how it will affect them.
The EU is an agreement whereby multiple countries collaborate on allowing citizens to work in member countries, provide healthcare, no tariffs on trade and other economic factors.
More than 125 billion pounds was wiped off the markets this morning as the value of the English pound dropped in widespread uncertainty.
In a shocking move, Prime Minister David Cameron, who was the biggest proponent of remaining in the EU, has announced his resignation as the nation’s political leader.
Cameron had been under increasing pressure in his party for supporting the leave vote and will be replaced in the coming months.
The actual “divorce” from the EU will probably take several years as the negotiated separation takes effect.
As citizens in the USA are very concerned about immigration issues affecting its infrastructure, the large numbers of foreign nationals moving into the U.K. was a huge factor for the British people voting to leave the EU.
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