Britain has officially voted to leave the European Union 5 years ago

Britain has officially voted to leave the European Union

Well, that's that then.

Britain has voted in favour of leaving the EU on an unprecedented night in British politics.


With final results just in, the Brexit camp finished ahead with 52 per cent with Remain trailing on 48 per cent.

Votes were frantically counted in polling areas across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and the Leave camp won it by a margin of just over one million.

Gibraltar and Newcastle were the first two results in just before midnight for Remain which gave the Stay campaign hope that a victory could be won.

Huge swathes of London, Northern Ireland and all 32 areas of Scotland voted the same way.


But this polling map shows it's Middle England and the North that swung it for the Leave campaign with areas including Boston and Thurrock seeing nearly three quarters of people voting to exit the EU.

This graph from the Financial Times illustrates just how divided Britain was on the EU issue...

Stock markets were sent tumbling around the world and the pound plunged to its lowest level since 1985 on the back of the news.


UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who was one of the figureheads of the Leave campaign, was feeling pretty happy with himself this morning...


Many supporters of Brexit were equally overjoyed with the seismic result of the referendum...


But there were some pretty grim reactions to the news from the other half of Britain...

Yet some people tried to remain upbeat about Britain leaving the EU...