#Brexit: UK votes to leave the EU, social media reacts

24 Jun 2016

51.9pc of British citizens voted to leave the EU while 48.1pc voted to remain

The UK pound has crashed to its lowest value since 1985 and a whole generation of British people are waking up to a new uncertain reality as it becomes official: Britain has voted to leave the EU.

Last night, most people went to bed thinking practical reality would win over fear-mongering and patriotic pomp.

Instead, the results show a new reality – or an unreality – as 51.9pc of British voters voted to leave the EU while 48.1pc voted to remain.

Here’s some of the reaction on social media:


UK and EU flags image via Shutterstock

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years