Brexit

Britain Votes to Leave the European Union, becoming the first nation to leave the Bloc.

UK Newspapers The Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror announce the Brexit on June 24.

UK Newspapers The Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror announce the Brexit on June 24.

Papers across Europe call for radical change to counter what they see as a rising tide of populism and nationalism on the continent

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Papers across Europe call for radical change to counter what they see as a rising tide of populism and nationalism on the continent.

A striking amount of the variation in the vote can be explained by demographics. According to an exit poll by Lord Ashcroft, 73% of voters aged 18-24 voted for Remain, while 60% of voters aged 65 and over voted for Leave. Similar divisions were apparent across education levels: 57% of degree-holders voted to stay in the European Union, while most of those with only secondary-school educations wanted to leave.

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A striking amount of the variation in the vote can be explained by demographics. According to an exit poll by Lord Ashcroft, 73% of voters aged 18-24 voted for Remain, while 60% of voters aged 65 and over voted for Leave. Similar divisions were apparent across education levels: 57% of degree-holders voted to stay in the European Union, while most of those with only secondary-school educations wanted to leave.

… “Very high levels of turnout in Leave areas suggested that the Brexit campaign had mobilised sections of the electorate in a popular revolt against the political and financial elites. Iain Duncan Smith, one of the most prominent members of Vote Leave, said: ‘I’ve never seen turnout in council estates this high. People who don’t normally vote are voting, that’s why we don’t know.'” (The Times/Iain Duncan Smith)

Young Parisians Mourning the evening after the Brexit decision was announced, Canal Saint Martin, Paris

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Young Parisians Mourning the evening after the Brexit decision was announced, Canal Saint Martin, Paris.

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