Well after possibly the most aggressive and out right disgusting political campaigning ever seen the day has arrived when the people of Britain get to Vote IN or OUT of the European Union.
We will be updated this page throughout the day with results from around the Country and any breaking news relating to this historic day.
Whatever happens, whether the majority ‘allegedly’ vote to remain in the EU or they vote to leave the EU the next few days are going to be very interesting and potentially dangerous.
Update: 24 Jun 2016 04:45
Birmingham has voted to leave the European Union in Thursday’s membership referendum.
If this becomes true, we are headed for immediate turmoil and long term uncertainty. pic.twitter.com/lLFGFlGbye
— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) June 24, 2016
Update: 23 Jun 2016 23:23
Theresa Villiers, the eurosceptic Northern Ireland Secretary, says: “My instinct is Remain have won. I would put it down to Project Fear succeeding.”
and yet she then goes onto praise David Cameron the biggest contributor to the fear campaign:
Mrs Villiers says that “whatever the result” David Cameron should stay on as Prime Minister.
“The Prime Minister is the best man for the job,” she says.
’84 Tory Brexit MPs say David Cameron should stay in office’
Nearly two thirds of Brexit-backing Tory MPs have sent a letter directly to David Cameron saying he should remain in office. The letter is signed by 84 out of the 135 Tory MPs who supported a Brexit vote and posted on Twitter by MP Robert Syms.
They write: “We thank you for giving the British people a choice on their destiny on 23 June 2016.
“We believe whatever the British people decide, you have both a mandate and a duty to continue leading the nation implementing our 2015 manifesto.”
Politics is just theatrics and illusions, there really is no genuine hostility or anger between MP’s within same parties or opposing parties – it’s just one big sleazy men’s club (with a few women included) , they get their ‘to do’ list’s from Corporate giants , but other than that it’s all bullshit and bluster.
Democracy has been served according to Boris Johnson (We are not so sure about that Boris!)
The polls have now closed, democracy has been served + we await the verdict of the people. Thanks to everyone involved + everyone who voted
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) June 23, 2016
A Ukip source has told ITV news that they are “not optimistic” for a Leave win.
They suggested that a high turnout today has helped the Remain campaign
Update: 23 Jun 2016 22:15
And so the counting begins – Lets just hope they all can count properly ! If you after some sleep we suggest getting some now, it’ll be several hours until a clear indication of the results is known. We expect to have a result by around 7am tomorrow.
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) June 23, 2016
A new YouGov poll released at 10pm gives REMAIN a 4-point lead:
REMAIN 52% | LEAVE 48%
Long queues formed outside currency exchange bureaus today as Londoners rushed to sell sterling over fears that the currency could plummet in the aftermath of a Brexit vote to leave the EU.
The Financial Times reported that the scenes brought back memories of when customers formed queues outside Northern Rock branches before its collapse in 2007.
Update: 23 Jun 2016 20:50
The official campaign to leave the European Union has warned its supporters not to be taken in by a “scam” saying they will be able to vote in the referendum on Friday.
The warning came after a fake image of BBC breaking news announcing the polls will be open for 48 hours begun to be circulated online.
— Vote Leave (@vote_leave) June 23, 2016
Update: 23 Jun 2016 18:45
Who else is disappointed by this man and is sudden change of heart – ‘Radical new face of politics’ – What a joke!
Update: 23 Jun 2016 17:10
Turkey could follow in the UK’s footsteps and hold a referendum on whether to continue its stalled EU membership bid, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, accusing the bloc of discriminating against his Muslim-majority country.
Update: 23 Jun 2016 16:50
The FTSE 100 has closed at its highest level since April 22, when it touched 6,381.44.
Today, the blue chip index suffered a rollercoaster ride surging through 6,300 before retreating in afternoon trade. However, it managed to regain momentum in afternoon trade amid increased expectations Britain will vote to stay in the EU.
European bourses also made robust gains as voting heads into the final stretch.
FTSE 100: +1.23%
CAC 40: +1.83%
Update: 23 Jun 2016 15:30
Residents in Leighton Buzzard were unable to have their say after they were told they were not included on the registration list. Angry residents hit out, describing the situation as a “total shambles” and Central Beds Council eventually made arrangements for voters who had missed out.
This is not unexpected and we’d expect more cases like this around the Country in an attempt to disturb the voting outcome.
Thousands are highly sceptical of the voting process and are bringing their own pens for the vote, in one case police have been called about a man handing pens out to people as they are about to vote.
Update: 23 Jun 2016 11:45
Unless you get excited over photo’s of politicians walking to and from their local poll stations their is currently little to report – we suggest if you would like to see this type of trash trying out the BBC’s live feed of the referendum. If anything of actual significance occurs however check back here for the latest .
Take a look at some of our previous articles regarding the EU: