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UK Votes To Leave The European Union by lindabon: 5:01am On Jun 24, 2016
LONDON –The Leave campaign will win the UK referendum on EU membership, CNN predicts. With more than 98% of districts reporting, there are not enough votes left uncounted to change the result.

Almost 46.5 million people were registered to vote in Thursday’s referendum.

Leave.EU and UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who had earlier appeared to concede that the “Remain” vote had “edged it,” told his supporters that the result heralded a “new dawn” for an independent UK.

He also called on Prime Minister David Cameron to resign as a result of the referendum.

“The dawn is coming up on an independent United Kingdom, something that you did your absolute best — you used all of your powers — to prevent,” he said.

“You did it using every organ of state available to you. You’ve lost the trust of the British people. Go, go now.”

The result reflects a deeply divided union.

The town of Boston in Lincolnshire, England, had the biggest margin of victory for leave voters — 76% to 24%.

The tiny British overseas territory of Gibraltar has the biggest margin of victory for Remain. About 96% of ballots there were for remain.

Prior to the final results, historian Simon Schama told CNN “I think Leave is going to win this and I think Britain is going to leave the European Union, which obviously I think is a catastrophe.

“We’re on a kind of very dangerous knife edge about the integrity and coherence of Europe… we’re entering a very dark and exceptionally dangerous period in European and actually world history, too.”

In one of the most divisive campaigns in recent memory, polls had consistently shown voters split down the middle, with the outcome too close to call, and wavering voters likely to determine the result.

The UK has been a member of the European Union — and its precursors — since 1973.

Mixed reaction

The results have prompted mixed reaction from European politicians.

Germany’s foreign minister tweeted: “The early morning news from #GreatBritain are truly sobering. It looks like a sad day for #Europe+the #UnitedKingdom.”

The far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders congratulated the UK on its decision, and called for a Dutch referendum on EU membership.

“We want be in charge of our own country, our own money, our own borders, and our own immigration policy,” he was quoted as saying in a statement on his website.

“If I become prime minister, there will be a referendum in the Netherlands on leaving the European Union as well. Let the Dutch people decide.”

Northern Irish party Sinn Fein, which has long advocated for independence from the UK, said that the vote “forfeited any mandate to represent the interests of people here in the north of Ireland,” chairman Declan Kearney said in a statement.

Markets start freaking out

The pound has dipped precipitously in forex markets as results from more and more election authorities came in, slowly solidifying the “Leave” camp’s hold on the referendum.

The pound has dropped below 1.35 against the dollar, the lowest since 1985, according to Kit Juckes, a strategist at Societe Generale.

Early referendum results have sparked a global markets sell-off. London stock futures are trading 7% lower and stock futures in the U.S. are down 2%, CNNMoney reports.

Before the polls closed, markets had been expecting the UK would stay in the EU. But that expectation changed rapidly as results started coming in.

The pound is dropping sharply against all major currencies, and is currently trading at 1.38 against the dollar. Oil is down 4%.

Gold — one asset investors turn to in the times of uncertainty — is up 2%.

The shockwaves are being felt around the world.

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso told reporters Japan is keeping a close eye on financial markets following the UK’s EU referendum and is ready to take measures if necessary, if markets continue to fall.

Mark Littlewood,Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs, said the UK will have a difficult time moving forward.

LONDON –The Leave campaign will win the UK referendum on EU membership, CNN predicts. With more than 98% of districts reporting, there are not enough votes left uncounted to change the result.

Almost 46.5 million people were registered to vote in Thursday’s referendum.

Leave.EU and UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who had earlier appeared to concede that the “Remain” vote had “edged it,” told his supporters that the result heralded a “new dawn” for an independent UK.

He also called on Prime Minister David Cameron to resign as a result of the referendum.

“The dawn is coming up on an independent United Kingdom, something that you did your absolute best — you used all of your powers — to prevent,” he said.

“You did it using every organ of state available to you. You’ve lost the trust of the British people. Go, go now.”

The result reflects a deeply divided union.

The town of Boston in Lincolnshire, England, had the biggest margin of victory for leave voters — 76% to 24%.

The tiny British overseas territory of Gibraltar has the biggest margin of victory for Remain. About 96% of ballots there were for remain.

Prior to the final results, historian Simon Schama told CNN “I think Leave is going to win this and I think Britain is going to leave the European Union, which obviously I think is a catastrophe.

“We’re on a kind of very dangerous knife edge about the integrity and coherence of Europe… we’re entering a very dark and exceptionally dangerous period in European and actually world history, too.”

In one of the most divisive campaigns in recent memory, polls had consistently shown voters split down the middle, with the outcome too close to call, and wavering voters likely to determine the result.

The UK has been a member of the European Union — and its precursors — since 1973.

Mixed reaction

The results have prompted mixed reaction from European politicians.

Germany’s foreign minister tweeted: “The early morning news from #GreatBritain are truly sobering. It looks like a sad day for #Europe+the #UnitedKingdom.”

The far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders congratulated the UK on its decision, and called for a Dutch referendum on EU membership.

“We want be in charge of our own country, our own money, our own borders, and our own immigration policy,” he was quoted as saying in a statement on his website.

“If I become prime minister, there will be a referendum in the Netherlands on leaving the European Union as well. Let the Dutch people decide.”

Northern Irish party Sinn Fein, which has long advocated for independence from the UK, said that the vote “forfeited any mandate to represent the interests of people here in the north of Ireland,” chairman Declan Kearney said in a statement.

Markets start freaking out

The pound has dipped precipitously in forex markets as results from more and more election authorities came in, slowly solidifying the “Leave” camp’s hold on the referendum.

The pound has dropped below 1.35 against the dollar, the lowest since 1985, according to Kit Juckes, a strategist at Societe Generale.

Early referendum results have sparked a global markets sell-off. London stock futures are trading 7% lower and stock futures in the U.S. are down 2%, CNNMoney reports.

Before the polls closed, markets had been expecting the UK would stay in the EU. But that expectation changed rapidly as results started coming in.

The pound is dropping sharply against all major currencies, and is currently trading at 1.38 against the dollar. Oil is down 4%.

Gold — one asset investors turn to in the times of uncertainty — is up 2%.

The shockwaves are being felt around the world.

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso told reporters Japan is keeping a close eye on financial markets following the UK’s EU referendum and is ready to take measures if necessary, if markets continue to fall.

Mark Littlewood,Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs, said the UK will have a difficult time moving forward.

“Tomorrow we’ll wake up to a totally divided nation,” he said.

Ill portents for ‘remain’ voters

Britons headed to polling stations beneath rainy skies in London, following torrential rains and thunderstorms overnight that caused flash flooding in parts of the capital and southeastern England.

The downpour wreaked havoc on transport networks in London and southern England and caused two polling stations in southwest London to close and relocate after they were inundated with floodwaters. Others across the capital opened late due to the weather.

Among the key political players casting their votes Thursday were UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who voted at a hall in London; Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who also voted in the capital; and Farage, who voted in Westerham, England.

After the polls closed, Cameron tweeted: “Thank you everyone who voted to keep Britain stronger, safer & better off in Europe – and thousands of @StrongerIn campaigners around the UK”

Registered voters include Britons aged over 18 from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar — a British territory off the southern coast of Spain. Irish and Commonwealth citizens living in the UK are also eligible to vote.

One of the major groups wanting to leave the EU, Vote Leave, tweeted: “Whatever the outcome, it’s been an incredible campaign. Thank you to everyone who was a part of this! #ProjectHope”

‘Serious consequences’

Turnout in Scotland is 67% and voted overwhelmingly to stay in Europe. Now that the UK as a whole has determine to leave, many north of the border feel that this would be a catalyst for another Scottish referendum, allowing the country to secede from the UK.

“If this result holds, it’s the end of Britain, just simple as that… Scotland is voting overwhelmingly to stay,” Schama says.

“If Scotland cannot be coerced into leaving the EU against its will, you cannot, in all decency, deny them a second referendum. If all the leavers are about self-government, taking back control, why shouldn’t the Scots take back control?

“Bye-bye Great Britain, bye-bye United Kingdom. That will absolutely happen.”

‘Out is out’

Cameron negotiated with European leaders this year to secure improved terms of membership in the bloc had Britain stayed in the EU.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned Wednesday there will be no further renegotiation.

“We have concluded the deal with the Prime Minister; he got the maximum he could receive, and we gave the maximum we could give so there will be no kind of renegotiation,” he said.

“Out is out.”

French President François Hollande also warned that the result would have a huge impact on the future of the European Union.

“The departure of a country that is, geographically, historically, politically in the European Union would have extremely serious consequences,” he said prior to the vote.

Pro-Brexit Member of the European Parliament Daniel Hannan insists that cooperation with the EU will continue despite the UK’s “Leave” vote.

“Our partners in the EU should know that we will remain engaged,” he tweeted. “Taking back control of our laws doesn’t mean walking away from our allies.”

Toxic climate

The political climate leading up to the referendum was unusually volatile, with both sides accusing each other of lying and scaremongering.

The tension reached its peak with last week’s killing of Labour MP Jo Cox, a pro-“Remain” advocate in her first term in parliament. She was the first sitting British lawmaker to be killed since 1990.

Her husband, Brendan Cox, told the BBC she had been concerned about politics becoming “too tribal and unthinking.”

“She was very worried that the language was coarsening and people were driven to take more extreme positions,” he said.

On Wednesday, another Labour MP tweeted that she had received a death threat for her referendum campaigning.


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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by youngest85(m): 5:02am On Jun 24, 2016
lindabon:
BREAKING: UK broadcasters project that Britain has voted to leave the 28-nation European Union in historic referendum.



I pity dem

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by bender79: 5:12am On Jun 24, 2016
Eiya...British are tired of immigrants coming from Europe and Africa

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by lindabon: 5:18am On Jun 24, 2016
bender79:
Eiya...British are tired of immigrants coming from Europe and Africa


Lol. No. Actually, they are disgruntled with migrants coming to UK from other European countries. For once, we are not the ones they are embittered about. We sat this one out on a comfy sofa, with popcorn and a can of coke, while we watched them tear each other apart, literally. How about that for a change. Hehe

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by wristbangle: 5:21am On Jun 24, 2016
Hmmm with this development, Britain economy should brace up for tough times ahead of which their uncertainty is yet to be known. Foreign EU investors will pull out, EU elites will pull their citizen away from their schools, even the prize to buy an EU football player will become more expensive and their players, clubs value will depreciate. The pounds currency has fallen to all time low in 31years and will further depreciate.

The merit aspect of it is security wise, encouragement of local citizen to investment and with time (only God knows) will stabilise the economy.

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by luvinhubby(m): 5:21am On Jun 24, 2016
Better for them to secure their national identity & territorial security.


Germany opened up Europe to potential terrorists in a bid to to access cheap, young Asian labour. Good that the U.K has closed their borders to that trash.

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by gists: 5:24am On Jun 24, 2016
This is what civilized people do.
They come together, brainstorm and decide to leave or stay by voting.
We saw the same with the Scottish referendum.
No insults, no name calling of other people and above all no soliciting for weapons
Good luck to the civilized people of UK - the world will always take them seriously.

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by LordVarys: 5:26am On Jun 24, 2016
Viva Britain, Next up is Donald Trump winning in November.........liberalism is dying, Boris Johnson will be UK PM if David Cameron resigns as expected , he should be gone by noon. All the polls pointed to a remain victory just like they say Clinton will win, they're all shocked as hell just as they'll be when Trump wins.
This is the most monumental global event since 9/11

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by Damsonkc(m): 5:40am On Jun 24, 2016
And in Nigeria we won't have a referendum. We will instead crush any group that wants to secede, right? Who said they civilized us?

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by attackgat: 5:47am On Jun 24, 2016
This should serve as a pointer to the fanatics and zombies of "one Nigeria". Referendum is a democratic instrument of letting people decide their sovereignty. No union is a permanent thing, no marriage is final. Therefore, if any of the ethnic nationalities that Lord Lugard forced into the illegal Union called Nigeria in 1914, such as my fellow Igbos, want to leave as a separate country, they should also be given a referendum

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by lindabon: 5:47am On Jun 24, 2016
gists:
This is what civilized people do.
They come together, brainstorm and decide to leave or stay by voting.
We saw the same with the Scottish referendum.
No insults, no name calling of other people and above all no soliciting for weapons
Good luck to the civilized people of UK - the world will always take them seriously.

The laborious research ordinary individuals in these truly great nations go through before making decisions concerning the future of their country is admirable. Despite all their major allies encouraging them to stay, all economics arguments was in favour of them staying in EU, all (but one) of the major leaders of their opposition parties wanted them to stay, their prime minister wanted them to stay, Obama wanted them to stay, big corporations wanted them to stay, and the list goes on. But despite all that, people decided to go and vote for what they believed was the right thing for their country. Putting sentiment aside, Defying all the odds, Challenging the system, questioning the status quo, and here they are today...making HISTORY!

Though I think they would have been better off in EU, the remarkable thing here is the extraordinary way the people of United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, despite all the fears and doubts caste in their mind by their leaders and everyone they looked up to. No wonder they can and will always achieve great things. RESPECT!!

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by cokoduck: 5:48am On Jun 24, 2016
Holy sh1t
hurray!!!!!!

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by Izonpikin: 5:51am On Jun 24, 2016
Right in front of our eyes a historic referendum has taken place that might ensure Britain leaving the EU...

Whilst in my decelerating country we can't even hold a simple referendum to practice regionalism or true fiscal federalism...she ona dey see our country...even Britain as a world power seeks to relief itself of all burdens from the EU whilst my country filled with sufferings and chaos has chosen to kill the idea of a referendum for a way forward... undecided

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by modath(f): 5:55am On Jun 24, 2016
I predict renewed agitation for restructuring of Nigeria...


Viva Oodua Region or Republic. cool

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by Candyrain(m): 5:59am On Jun 24, 2016
I see some "one Nigeria" zombies viewing thread but too ashamed to comment.

Dismembering/restructuring of Nigeria next. If our colonial masters can do it, why can't we? Britain no longer have the moral right to say Nigeria have to stay as one.

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by BekeeBuAgbara: 6:08am On Jun 24, 2016
In 2014 there was Scottish independence referendum, the arrowhead Alex Salmond is never seen as an enemy of the state or thrown into jail.

In 2013 David Cameron an advocate of Remain promised the people of UK Leave/Remain referendum on EU which was carried out yesterday, the people voted to exit EU.

But in Nigeria some people go haywire whenever they hear Biafra referendum as if their lives depend on it.

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by Nobody: 6:14am On Jun 24, 2016
It is logical for the UK but antithetic for the other oppressed people of the world, innit?

The revolution will be televised.

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by Phonefanatic: 6:15am On Jun 24, 2016
The informed ones in Nigeria knows referendum is the way forward but one illiterate said a confab report should be left in the archive at the same time send military men to shoot armless protesters. Is this a country or a zoo?

Congrats to the EU.

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by Nobody: 6:16am On Jun 24, 2016
lindabon:



Lol. No. Actually, they are disgruntled with migrants coming to UK from other European countries. For once, we are not the ones they are embittered about. We sat this one out on a comfy sofa, with popcorn and a can of coke, while we watched them tear each other apart, literally. How about that for a change. Hehe
True. lived in the UK in those years that EU migrants flooded the tiny island from poorer EU countries. They basically took all jobs that no one else would do. i saw africans and asians losing their survival jobs to EU nationals despite the fact that most of them couldn't speak a word in english, but they had an advantage cos they needed no work visa.

i watched as universities stopped funding non-EU nationals for msc and phd courses as they had enough applications from EU nationals. Jobs were exported to poorer EU nations cos of cheap labour, hence manufacturing industries closed down.

Highly skilled workers moved in from greece, spain, portugal, italy e.t.c to take top jobs in the financial industries, and unemployed highly skilled britons felt betrayed. Yet, the UK was one of the biggest contributors to the EU project. Germany is next. These two are the sole reason why the EU exist cos of their strong economies.

The prospect of turkey joining the EU by 2020 was the final nail on the coffin. An islamic country of over 75 million people where wages are as low as $2/hr. Alot of people were scared that the UK would become flooded by turkish migrants. lol.

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by Nobody: 6:18am On Jun 24, 2016
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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by hucienda: 6:20am On Jun 24, 2016
Lalasticlala ee don hapun.

Sweet victory for Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and the millions of ordinary britons who just revolted against the elites and the establishment. 23 June might very well become their 4 July American or 14 July French equivalents.

The EU might soon die a slow death as Germany cannot do it alone ... The results will further make the case for separatist movements across the globe (in our case, Biafra). Scotland may soon have a second referendum on the basis of their union with other country-states in the United Kingdom ... Across the Atlantic, one man in the states effectively gauged the mood in the UK predicting they might vote to leave the EU whilst the current lame-duck president who seems out-of-touch, stylishly threatened britons they would go to the back of the queue in trade deals should they vote leave.

Majority of the british masses just gave the middle finger to political correctness. Come November, we'd see if the american masses do same and ...

That one man may very well become the 45th POTUS.

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by Kenai: 6:31am On Jun 24, 2016
Nigerians, shaa, are some funny hypocrites.

Many followed the BrExit debate and the Palestinian question, even taking sides; buit mention Biafra, and they begin to spew their venom.
You talk about secession, and they begin to talk about war. Now, let me ask you - How many gunshots have you heard go off in the wake of BrExit?
For you to immediately liken secession to war, are you not indirectly saying Nigerians are simply too uncivilized to come together and discuss hard issues?

Many of these Nigerians take sides on BrExit, but support their hero's decision of unilaterally trashing the National Confab results.

Many of these Nigerians tweet #BlackLivesMatter on Twitter; but at the same time, support and justify Onitsha massacre and the killing of Shiites. Ain't it funny?

A sizeable number of these Nigerians are immigrants in civilized countries, enjoying their liberties; but at the same time, support the archaic and primitive human rights violations of their hero in the name of 'fighting corruption'.

Truly, hypocrisy is Nigeria's national ideology. And it is on steroids.

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by Bethelwealthy(m): 6:37am On Jun 24, 2016
.......................hypocrites celebrate UK exit but condemn Biafra agitation.

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by Adesiji77: 6:37am On Jun 24, 2016
lindabon:



Lol. No. Actually, they are disgruntled with migrants coming to UK from other European countries. For once, we are not the ones they are embittered about. We sat this one out on a comfy sofa, with popcorn and a can of coke, while we watched them tear each other apart, literally. How about that for a change. Hehe

cheesy

Interesting times...

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by jazinogold(m): 6:50am On Jun 24, 2016
Hope English teams go still dy champion's league?

and pounds go come down?

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by heskeyw(m): 6:58am On Jun 24, 2016
My question is if they eventually leave EU, will EPL( premier league) still be participating in the UCL??(Champions league) cuz champions league is mainly for european countries!!!!!
Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by AAinEqGuinea: 6:58am On Jun 24, 2016
lindabon:



Lol. No. Actually, they are disgruntled with migrants coming to UK from other European countries. For once, we are not the ones they are embittered about. We sat this one out on a comfy sofa, with popcorn and a can of coke, while we watched them tear each other apart, literally. How about that for a change. Hehe

African immigration had a lot to do with this decision. Since the EU's existence they always welcomed neighboring foreigners.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44vzMNG2fZc
10 million views for this upload, many other duplicates out there


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn4mVDtqi7g

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by Nobody: 7:11am On Jun 24, 2016
I hope Nigeria gets here someday.

I admire developed countries. smiley

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by nduchucks: 7:13am On Jun 24, 2016
modath:


I predict renewed agitation for restructuring of Nigeria...


Viva Oodua Region or Republic. cool

Republic may not be quite as safe and could be a nightmare to negotiate.
Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by heykims(m): 7:15am On Jun 24, 2016
With this, UK may break too.
Scotland may go coz they don't support Brexit..

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by heykims(m): 7:18am On Jun 24, 2016
Those making comparison
Did those that spearheaded the campaign antagonize or blackmail d reigning govt?
Do they have a 'Biafra' radio that primarily specialises in blackmailing d country
Is their 'Kanu' foreign based who sneaked into d country in a criminal manner?
Did d agitators of secesion call d UK a zoo?
Was their 'Buhari' insulted by d campaigners of secession?
Answer those questions and compare approaches

The reason why I'm always against this call for Biafra is just coz they were silent all through GEJ's tenure only to surface when power left the southern region..

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Re: UK Votes To Leave The European Union by fiizznation: 7:18am On Jun 24, 2016
You enslaved the world from 15-19 century, and yet you don't want to be ordered around by Brussels. What a funny people. Anyway for the smart business men, this is right time to buy your pounds

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