British people stand up for independence and leave EU with historic ‘Brexit’ vote

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After a close and what has been described as a “bitterly divisive campaign,” British voters elected Thursday to leave the European Union.

While the decision heralded uncertainty for some, resulting in David Cameron’s decision to eventually resign and sent the British pound and world markets reeling, it was also a day of rebirth for Great Britain.

Breitbart London’s editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam reported:

“The dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom,” said Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party. “Let June 23 go down in our history as our independence day!”

KTAR reported:

Prime Minister David Cameron, who had led the campaign to keep Britain in the EU, said he would resign by October when his Conservative Party holds its annual conference. He said the next prime minister would decide when to invoke Article 50, which triggers a departure from European Union.

 

“I will do everything I can as prime minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months,” he said, “but I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers the country to its next destination.”

With Thursday’s vote, the United Kingdom became the first major country to leave the European Union, and will launch a year-long process to renegotiate political and economic ties with a now-27-member bloc of nations.

“It’s a vindication of 1,000 years of British democracy,” commuter Jonathan Campbell James told The Associated Press. “From Magna Carta all the way through to now we’ve had a slow evolution of democracy, and this vote has vindicated the maturity and depth of the democracy in our country.”

The referendum also prompted conservative leaders in France and the Netherlands to also consider severing ties with the UE.

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