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Remain camp inches ahead as Brexit vote enters final stretch

Polling stations shut at 10pm with torrential downpours forecast for south east

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

23rd June, 2016
Vote remain flags outside a pub in Clerkenwell, London Pic: Getty

Voting in Britain's referendum on whether to stay or quit the country's membership of the European Union has entered its final hours.

Polling stations, which opened at 7am this morning, will close at 10pm and counting will begin immediately.

"Overnight polls suggested the remain camp has taken some control, bookies now pricing an almost 80 per cent probability of remain," said Peter O'Flanagan, head of trading at London-based Clear Currency.

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