Britain has voted to leave the EU. The result, which was announced in the early hours of this morning, confirms that voters backed the Brexit – albeit by the narrowest of margins – in the historic EU Referendum. The final numbers, according to the BBC, show the Leave campaign won the vote with 51.9% to 48.1%. Final figures show 71.8% of British people voted, making it the highest turnout since the 1992 General Election.
Despite calls from senior politicians for him to remain in his position, Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned. Understandably, the Prime Minister’s emotions were plain to see. With wife Samantha at his side, he broke down as he told the nation: “I do not think I can be the captain to take the country to its new destination.”
Hoards of politicians and celebrities have taken to social media to express their reactions to the EU Referendum result.
JK Rowling expressed her disappointment with the Brexit result over Twitter:
Daisy Lowe shared her reaction with a simple graphic:
Last night, Liz Hurley shared her support for the Leave campaign:
James Corden showed his emotions:
Virgin boss Richard Branson left a poignant and positive message on Twitter:
Ellie Goulding was less careful with her wording as she shared her fear for the future:
Hugh Laurie left a characteristically humorous response: