It's confirmed: UK votes for Brexit, to leave EU
London, June 24: The UK has finally voted to leave the European Union (EU) with the Leave campaign securing 51.8 per cent of the votes polled. The Remain campaign has got 48.1 per cent vote.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who is facing calls to resign as the prime minister, will address the nation shortly.
Of the countries of the UK, while England voted in favour of Brexit, Scotland and Northern Ireland wanted to stay back. London, too, wanted to stay back but the turnout in the capital was lower than expected owing to bad weather.
Pound crashes to lowest level since 1985
The Pound also crashed to the lowest level since 1985 as sterling fell below $1.35. Besides, hours of trading suggested that the FTSE 100 will drop by 8.8 per cent or by around 560 points. The fall would be the third worst in history if stocks remained so down at the end of the day.