U.K. Votes to Leave European Union

Hazel Prowse burns an EU flag outside the Methodist Central Hall on October 22, 2011 in London, England, following a campaign meeting calling for a UK referendum on membership of the EU. (Photo by )

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On Thursday, citizens of the United Kingdom voted on whether or not to leave the European Union, and the referendum passed 52-48 in favor of leaving. Many people cite the immigration and economic policies of the EU as motivation for Britain to leave and regain its independence. Shortly afterwards Prime Minister Cameron, a vocal opponent of “Brexit,” announced he would be stepping down in October. Negotiations will soon commence between Britain and the EU to determine exactly when and how the separation will happen.

Scotland, which wants to remain in the EU, may vote again to seek independence from Britain in order to excuse themselves from the Brexit decision. Similar talk is being discussed in Northern Ireland.

Leaders in France and the Netherlands are now implying that a similar vote may be held in each of these countries.




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