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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: