A few hours ago, it’s been revealed that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. The Leave campaign, or “Brexit,” got around 51.8 percent of the vote and David Cameron is now facing the possibility of resigning as Prime Minister. While a majority of England voted for Brexit, Scotland and Northern Ireland mostly backed Remain. As a result of the voting outcome, the pound crashed to the lowest level since 1985 and sterling fell below $1.35. It is suggested that the FTSE 100 will drop by 8.8pc, or 560 points — it would be the third worst fall in history if stocks stocks continue to fall as sharply. This has caused a massive uproar with UK and non-UK residents, including artists, musicians, celebrities and politicians. Such include Ellie Goulding, El-P, J.K. Rowling, Edward Snowden, Sarah Palin, James Corden, Lindsay Lohan and more. Check out the tweets below.
Heartbroken to hear the news.
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) June 24, 2016
I just assembled a ham radio and collected 3 days worth of kindling. #brexit
— el-p (@therealelp) June 24, 2016
Scotland will seek independence now. Cameron’s legacy will be breaking up two unions. Neither needed to happen. https://t.co/4MDj7pndcq
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 24, 2016
No matter the outcome, #Brexit polls demonstrate how quickly half of any population can be convinced to vote against itself. Quite a lesson.
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) June 23, 2016
I can’t get my head around what’s happening in Britain.I’m so sorry to the youth of Britain. I fear you’ve been let down today x
— James Corden (@JKCorden) June 24, 2016
Time out between kids soccer games to tune in to good news of UK voting to leave the European Union – choosing… https://t.co/X9jC0dacn4
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) June 24, 2016
Remain fought a shockingly deluded campaign. Refused to engage properly with immigration debate. Insisted it was about economy. It wasn’t.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 24, 2016
good luck with the pound.. will take you about 15 years to get it back up #REMAIN instead
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) June 24, 2016
So mad about this UK Europe ting :(
— Theophilus London (@TheophilusL) June 24, 2016