EURef Live/Love blog…

All coming throughout the night from our diligent team of bloggers…

  • Msiegnaro

    Farrage concedes defeat before 23:00, that was exciting.

  • Zorin001

    Villiers also saying she feels remain have won.

  • Msiegnaro

    Project fear has won, this is not a victory but a severe defeat.

  • terence patrick hewett

    So far the thee legions have been massacred in the Teutoburger Forest. Postumus has been framed for rape. Claudius marries Urguianilla.

  • jporter

    Too many people talking about a remain victory based on polls….remember the last general election…the poll results don’t sit quite right with tales of huge turnouts among people who don’t normally vote. I feel an upset on the cards….

  • terence patrick hewett

    Woerr Sunderland: wait for Hartlepool: no prizes for the first to say who hung the monkey! Jaysus someone just did.

  • terence patrick hewett

    Claudius has just conquered Britain: the £ has hit the ceiling!

  • Brendan Heading

    I remember certain people suggesting that the pound falling last week was because of “uncertainty” rather than any specific outcome.

    It is clear this evening that the pound has been rising on the back of confidence in Remain, and falling dramatically when the result appeared to swing towards Leave. This is exactly the outcome that many of us feared.

  • terence patrick hewett

    And in the meantime Tiberius is on Capri having a crack at everything on four legs or two. Where is Claudius? What is happening to the pound on the markets? I fear we are going to be told.

  • Chingford Man

    The early smug tone of the TV coverage seems to have vanished. I wonder why.

  • terence patrick hewett

    They’re out of sorts in Sunderland
    And terribly cross in Kent
    They’re down in Hull
    And the isle of Mall
    Is seething with discontent
    They’re nervous in northumberland
    And Devon is down the drain
    They’re filled with wrath on Firth of Forth
    And sullen on Salisbury plain
    In Dublin they’re depressed lads
    Maybe because they’re Celts
    For drake is hurrying West, lads
    And so is everyone else

    Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
    Misery is here to stay
    There are bad times just around the corner
    There are dark clouds hurtling through the sky
    And it’s no good whining
    About a silver lining
    For we know from experience they won’t roll by
    With a scowl and a frown we’ll keep our peckers down
    And prepare for depression and doom and dread
    We’re going to unpack our troubles from our old kit bag
    And wait until we drop down dead

    They’re nervous in Nigeria
    They’re all going crazy in Crete
    In Bucharest they’re so depressed
    They’re frightend to cross the streets
    In maine the melancholia
    Is deeper than tongue can tell
    In Monako all the croupiers know
    They haven’t a hope in hell
    In far away Australia
    Each wallaby is well aware
    The world’s a total failure
    Without any time to spare

    Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
    Suffering and dismay
    There are bad times just around the corner
    The horizon is gloomy as can be
    There are black birds over
    The greyish cliffs of Dover
    And the rats are preparing to leave the BBC
    We’re unhappy breed and very bored indeed
    When reminded of something that Nelson said
    While the press and the politicians nag, nag, nag
    We’ll wait until we drop down dead

    There are bad times just around the corner
    And the outlook’s absolutely vile
    There are home fires smoking from Windermere to Woking
    And we’re not going to tighten our belt and
    Smile Smile Smile
    At the sound of shots
    We’d just as soon as not
    Get a hot water bottle and go to bed
    We’re going to unpack our troubles from our old kit bag
    And wait until we drop down dead
    I like your story
    Land of Hope and Glory
    Wait until we drop down dead

  • Angry Mob

    This is beautiful.

    I intended to sleep through but the excitement has awoken me and now I am hopeful that we might just pull it off.

  • Abucs

    Looks like Scotland and Northern Ireland will vote to stay and Wales will vote to leave. England will be the key and it looks good for the Leave side at this stage.

  • erasmus

    It looks like there will shortly be a lot of noseless faces throughout the UK.

  • Abucs

    We’ll see. I see it as a positive thing if it happens but it’s not over yet.

  • Abucs

    The media are shell-shocked. That’s a good sign.

  • Ciaran Caughey

    Thank God I have lived to see this day. The start of the END of the EU!

  • Chingford Man

    VICTORY

  • Abucs

    It’s over. Let’s work together now to make it a success.

  • On the fence!

    I always wondered where the “experts” got the 50/50 split in the Unionist vote from. Judging by the overall percentage vote from Northern Ireland it would appear to have been complete nonsense.

  • Angry Mob

    What I wouldn’t give to have been the person that tells Jean Claude Juncker that the UK has democraticlly voted, against all odds chosen to leave; just to see the look on his face.

    I wish Jean Monnett was alive just to see this.

  • On the fence!

    The Scots are obviously so blinded by their hatred of the English that they can’t think straight. What do they think they’ll get out of the EU if the UK isn’t paying in to it any more? Have they not the wit to stay attached to the place that the money was actually coming from anyway?

  • Dan

    What a great day.
    Wonderful.

  • terence patrick hewett

    What are the bookies odds on a federation???

  • terence patrick hewett

    Just come over the beeb that cameron is negotiating terms of departure.

  • Zorin001

    At 6am yesterday I would have voted No on a United Ireland referendum, at this point I would welcome one with open arms.

  • terence patrick hewett

    Big constitutional change is in the tubes: anything is possible.

  • NotNowJohnny

    I think the Scots will want to take back their sovereignty now rather than have decisions on things like their membership of the EU being decided by unelected people who don’t even live in Scotland. Freedom can’t be far away. And given the fact that the people of NI also voted to remain, an Irish border poll must be called now.

  • NotNowJohnny

    I think there has to be an Irish border poll now. I suspect the English and Welsh will be in favour of it. I think it would be a huge advantage for the UK not to have a land border with the EU.

  • Jim M

    Turnout in Belfast West was pathetic, 48.9%. First time we could actually park in the polling station car park. Depressing.

  • NotNowJohnny

    Yes indeed. I see the pound has fallen massively. Do you know how quickly we are going to get our cut of the £350m a week saved?

  • Big Yellow Crane

    They’ll have one if/when the Scots leave. Scotland was told that staying with the U.K. was the only way to stay in the EU. That didn’t last long.

  • NotNowJohnny

    Perhaps not. I expect many want to remain part of the EU but recognised that a vote for Brexit will likely hasten the break up of the U.K. and therefore thought the best option was not to vote. It’s been a great day for nationalism of both the English and Scottish sort. And perhaps Irish nationalism too. You do feel for the Welsh though but I suppose they did vote for it.

  • NotNowJohnny

    I expect the Scottish First Minister is on her way south now to demand a referendum from Cameron who is now in an extremely weak position. I’m sure a deal can be done as he will require all the support he can get in the house going forward. Perhaps Scotland can even secure independence before the U.K. formally exits the EU and can therefore strike a deal with Brussels. And I expect that in the event of a hard border between NI and Ireland and a hard border between NI and Scotland the chances of NI voting to leave the UK will be significantly greater.

  • Chingford Man

    Remind us of the price of a barrel of oil today and what it was in September 2014.

  • Msiegnaro

    Today we celebrate our independence.

  • Chingford Man

    Not just yet but it’s coming.

  • NotNowJohnny

    I’ve no idea but it is certainly a hell of a lot more expensive for us now than it was this time yesterday.

  • Surveyor

    Indeed, on instigating the breakup of the UK. Pandora’s box has well and truly being opened.

  • NotNowJohnny

    It’s great for the French and Germans though, who buy goods and services from the UK. Everything will be a lot cheaper for them this morning.

  • NotNowJohnny

    Not in Scotland. Not yet anyway.

  • Surveyor

    Farage has just said it was a mistake to claim that £350m would be saved each week. The backtracking is starting already.

  • NotNowJohnny

    A fool of a man to the end.

  • Angry Mob

    I don’t recall Farage ever using that figure.

  • NotNowJohnny

    It’s now being reported that he’s just said that he can’t guarantee that the £350m saved will go to the NHS as promised. If he didn’t say it in the first place he’s looking even more foolish.

  • NotNowJohnny

    His departure?

  • terence patrick hewett

    swat they said.

  • NotNowJohnny

    Don’t hang around Dave. All political careers end in failure. What will be the end of Nigel Farage?

  • terence patrick hewett

    New prime minister in october.

  • SeaanUiNeill

    Or:

    “We’ll gather lilacs in the spring again
    And walk together down an English lane
    Until our hearts have learnt to sing again
    When you come home once more….”

  • SeaanUiNeill

    Luckily for me I eventually read your posts on other threads TPH, but thank you for about an hour of sheer surreal delight trying to work it out in the wee small hours…………