8.25am UK / 10.25am Cyprus
BREAKING NEWS: UK PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON TO STEP DOWN BY OCTOBER
Prime Minister David Cameron has just announced he will seek to leave office by October. He spoke to the Queen earlier this morning. He has offered reassurance to Brits abroad that they should not worry as there will be no major changes in the near future.
7.20am UK / 9.20am Cyprus
All 382 voting regions have now declared. 17,410,742 votes to leave VS 16,141,241 to remain – The leave vote wins by 1,269,501.
The Bank Of England announce they have substantial plans ready to go to protect the pound and they want David Cameron to take time before he makes the UK’s exit from the EU official by enacting article 50 (which he does by writing to the European Union sparking a two year exit window from that point).
7am UK / 9am Cyprus
The pound has fallen to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 — as the markets reacted to the results. Fiona Parsley from Currency Solutions talks to Sunshine Radio…
6am UK / 8am Cyprus
Reactions to today’s news are starting to come through…
“Hurrah for the British! Now it is our turn. Time for a Dutch referendum!” – Geert Wilders, Dutch Freedom Party leader
“Brace yourself for political and financial tumult like little we have ever witnessed. Expect Bank of England to step in” – Robert Peston, ITV News.
“Scotland will seek independence now. Cameron’s legacy will be breaking up two unions. Neither needed to happen.” – JK Rowling
“The dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom” – Nigel Farage
5.40am UK / 7.40am Cyprus
It is expected that a statement from Prime Minister and Governor of Bank of England will be given this morning – needed to limit markets turmoil. Both Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to REMAIN but the overall vote says the UK will leave the European Union
5.10am UK / 7.10am Cyprus
Despite the expected LEAVE win, Scotland clearly voted to remain by a huge majority. Speculation is now rife this will trigger a new referendum in Scotland to see if they now wish to break away from England and Wales.
4.45am UK / 6.45am Cyprus
The BBC have forecast the United Kingdom will leave the European Union – although there are still more votes to be declared, there appears that the remain vote can not win. Reactions to this news will appear here and on air at 90.8FM throughout the morning.