Brexit: political and economic earthquake sends financial markets into tailspin

Leave on course to win the vote by 52% to 48%.

24th June, 2016
Overjoyed...Farage Pic: Getty

British voters have sensationally opted to leave the European Union delivering a political and economic earthquake and sending financial markets into a tailspin.

As results continued to flow in some 17 million votes were cast to leave the bloc. Leave were on course to win the vote by 52 per cent to 48 per cent.

"Let June 23rd go down in our history as our independence day," the pro-Brexit UKIP leader Nigel Farage said in the early hours...

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