Bri­tain de­cides

To­day (Fri­day) we'll know if Bri­tain re­mains or leaves the EU

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - By James Parkes

David Cameron and his wife Sa­man­tha left their Cen­tral Methodist hall polling sta­tion in London at 10.00 yes­ter­day (Thurs­day) af­ter cast­ing their vote in the ref­er­en­dum on the UK's mem­ber­ship in the EU.

BY the time you're read­ing this re­port, you will prob­a­bly be aware of whether Bri­tain re­mains in the EU or de­cides to 'Brexit'.

46.5 mil­lion Bri­tish cit­i­zens were able to cast their vote yesters­day, with polling sta­tions open from 07.00 (UK time) un­til 22.00.

There were no exit polls due to the high pos­si­bil­ity of er­ror, so the ini­tial re­sults were not ex­pected un­til 02.00 this morn­ing.

Def­i­nite fig­ures will be re­leased at 08.00, al­though the of­fi­cial re­sult will not be an­nounced un­til noon to­day.

The lat­est poll sur­vey pub­lished by the Evening Stan­dard yes­ter­day gave the Re­main vote a slight lead of 52% over 48% who sup­port Leave.

In the event of a ma­jor­ity of Leave votes, a new process will be­gin to agree on terms for a Brexit that could last be­tween two and seven years.

Reper­cus­sions will af­fect thou­sands of ex­pats liv­ing on the Span­ish Costas - many of whom were dis­en­fran­chised from the vote over the con­tro­ver­sial 15-year rule.

But the de­ci­sion will also have a deep im­pact on Span­ish and other EU economies (see page 21).

Costa Blanca News will up- date its web­site ( and its face­book pages with the re­sults to­day and a full re­port will ap­pear in next week's edi­tion.


Vot­ers queu­ing up at a polling sta­tion in Gi­bral­tar yes­ter­day (Thurs­day)

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