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Downpours and thunderstorms greeted British voters in southeast England on the day they cast their votes in the historic referendum on the UK’s membership in the European Union.

Brexit: all bad options

From its inception, the referendum has suffered from a fundamental misalignment: it is not asking the right questions. “Leave” and “Remain” are stark contrasts in a world that never presents binary choices.

undefinedThe two Brexiteers: Michael Gove and Boris Johnson. PAimages/Stefan Rousseau. All rights reserved.

Millions of Britons began voting on June 23 in a bitterly-fought, knife-edge referendum that could tear up the island nation’s EU membership and spark the greatest emergency of the bloc’s 60-year history

Turkey is not going to join the European Union any time soon; then what is this noise about Turkey acceding into the EU and Turkish people coming into the United Kingdom?  And so what if Turks come to the United Kingdom, there are already more than 100,000 people of Turkey live in the UK. Plus why would Turks want to come to the UK; the sun is not shining in the grey and wet UK and the Turkish economy growing better than the UK’s. Yes it is right to say that significant section of people in Turkey look up to the European culture and life style, but the rest of the Turkish population see EU as a threat to their Islamic traditions and conservatism.

 

Beyond the Brexit debate

Whatever the result of today’s UK referendum, neither popular disaffection with mainstream political institutions, nor the sense among large sections of the electorate of being politically voiceless, is likely to subside. Nor will it, argues Kenan Malik, until the reasons for that disaffection are directly addressed.

In the last, frantic days of campaigning before Britons vote in a referendum on Thursday to decide if they will remain in the European Union or leave, there seem to be Nazis everywhere — at least, that is, in the imaginations and rhetoric of those dreaming of a British exit.

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LONDON — As people cast their votes in the referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union, the nation is bracing itself for what could be a future-defining result. To remain or not to remain, that is the question.

Anger, confusion as EU vote divides Britain

Breaking down in tears, Anthony Dunn recalled being branded a traitor and told he should leave the country for campaigning for Britain to stay in the European Union ahead of Thursday’s vote (23 June).
Five Things to Watch For on EU Referendum Day

After years of speculation, months of campaigning and weeks of intense focus, the UK’s referendum on EU membership has finally arrived. As voters cast their ballots across the UK and Gibraltar, here are the key things to watch for as the results come in:

46.5 million registered British voters will decide today whether their country remains in the EU or leaves. The polling stations close at 10 p.m. local time, and the results aren’t expected until Friday morning. Brexit or Bremain? While the answer to this question clearly makes some commentators nervous, others urge everyone to stay calm.
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In an example of the best acid British humor, and in a parody of the Brexit campaign that has revolted many in Britain, the #VoteMove campaign puts a smile upon a dramatic decision today. Español

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Brexit in context

The goal should be to restore a sense of control and responsibility to the electorates.

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