Wales under Brexit pressure

Unlearned Lessons of Brexit

Wales and England have voted to take the UK out of the EU. David Cameron said he would step down as prime minister by October after Leave won the referendum, meaning the UK will quit the EU.

Boris Johnson said UK “will continue to be a great European power”, while Nicola Sturgeon said a second Scottish independence referendum is “highly likely”.

In Wales and across the UK, the Leave campaign won huge victories outside the big cities while in Scotland every constituency voted to Remain.

Conservative leader Mr Cameron, speaking outside Number 10 Downing Street yesterday, said the country required “fresh leadership”. He said he will continue as Prime Minister with his cabinet for the next three months but aimed to have a new PM in place by October.

In a historic vote London, Cardiff, Manchester and Newcastle were among the areas that backed Remain.

Only four other Welsh council areas – Ceredigion, Monmouthshire, the Vale of Glamorgan and Gwynedd – backed Remain. Overall, the Leave campaign won in Wales by 52.5% to 47.5%.

These results have sent the value of the pound crashing in sparse trading on world currency markets.

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