VIDEO: Space Coast Daily On Location In UK For Comprehensive Referendum Vote Coverage
By Space Coast Daily // June 25, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: Andrew and Mary Uzupa of Leicester, England voted to leave the EU and discussed their reasons with Space Coast Daily.
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 – As the dust starts to settle after the hugely controversial referendum vote in the United Kingdom, people across the home nations are anxious to see how their leaving the EU will affect their lives.
David Brown from Peterborough, England voted to remain in the EU and offered his reasons to Space Coast Daily. Andrew and Mary Uzupa from Leicester voted to leave the EU and discussed their reasons with SCD.
Scotland’s Prime Minister declared her intention of asking for a second referendum on Scotland gaining independence from the UK as the Scots largely voted to remain in the EU.
Questions are now being asked as to what if any other countries might also leave the EU. Meanwhile, the English markets took an expected dip as uncertainty spread.
ABOVE VIDEO: David Brown from Peterborough, England voted to remain in the EU and offered his reasons to Space Coast Daily.
United Kingdom voters returned a convincing mandate last week, 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 yesterday 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, 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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