NEWS EU referendum: BBC forecasts UK vote to leave

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    The UK has voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union after 43 years in an historic referendum, a BBC forecast suggests.

    London and Scotland voted strongly to stay in the EU but the remain vote has been undermined by poor results in the north of England.

    Voters in Wales and the English shires have backed Brexit in large numbers.

    The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 as the markets reacted to the results.
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    Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday's landmark referendum showed, an outcome that sets the country on an uncertain path and deals the largest setback to European efforts to forge greater unity since World War Two.

    World financial markets dived as nearly complete results showed a 52/48 per cent split for leaving. Sterling suffered its biggest one-day fall against the dollar, hitting its lowest level in three decades on market fears the decision will hit investment in the world's fifth largest economy.

    The vote will initiate at least two years of messy divorce proceedings with the E.U., raise questions over London's role as a global financial capital and put huge pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron to resign, though he pledged during the campaign to stay on whatever the result.
     

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