The fate of several high-profile British politicians, including the Prime Minister, David Cameron now hangs in the balance, as the country voted to exit the European Union (EU).
Britons trooped out in their numbers to vote to leave the 28-nation union with Brexit ahead at 52 percent with 90 percent of the votes counted, after Thursday’s historic referendum.
Despite a campaign by Cameron backing a call to remain, Britons voted to exit the EU, with leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage, pushing for the resignation of Cameron.
The UKIP had backed a vote to Leave EU.
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Farage said Cameron should resign “immediately”, for throwing the UK doors open to immigrants, who have made life difficult for the “common folks”.
He accused Cameron and former prime ministers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair of “irresponsible, open-door mass-immigration that has damaged the quality of life of ordinary, decent people in this country.”
Statistics shows that at least 72 percent of 46.5m voters turned out to cast their ballot, figures which shocked the financial markets, overturning earlier anticipation of a narrow victory for Remain.
During the vote, the UK’s currency, Sterling, was in freefall, dropping to its lowest level since 1985, dipping to $1.34 on Friday, falling 10 per cent from the 2016 high of $1.50 hit just hours earlier.
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