UK votes to leave EU; PM Cameron to step down

UK leaves EUPrime Minister, David Cameron, is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union, the BBC has reported.

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, he said “fresh leadership” was needed.

According to the BBC, the Prime Minister had urged the country to vote Remain but was defeated by 52% to 48% despite London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backing staying in.

Leader of The UK Independence Party (UKIP), a Eurosceptic and right-wing populist political party in the United Kingdom, Nigel Farage hailed it as the UK’s “independence day”.

However, the majority of Scots have voted for Scotland to remain in the EU. The country’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has said she was determined to keep Scotland in the European grouping so a second Scottish independence referendum was now “highly likely”.

Of the four countries making up the United Kingdom, England and Wales voted to leave while Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain.

For a breakdown of the results by country, go to this link:  http://www.bbc.com/news/politics/eu_referendum/results

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33 Comments

  1. A random guy
    June 25, 2016

    Its nice to see that there is some sensible comments regarding this matter but otherwise DNO comment section is still full of dumb narrow minded dominicans desparately trying to seem smart. Just don’t comment on anything if you know you’re uninformed. Dumb dominicans lel

  2. joe hy
    June 25, 2016

    It is the majority of the people in the uk,who voted to leave the Eu. It is important for the eu to review it,s policies to find out how they benefited the people of the uk,there could be more departures from the Eu if the majority of the people are not convinced that the Eu is representing their interest.
    i am not saying that the Eu is not representing the interest of it,s citizens,it is their responsiblity to convince them they are.sometimes you need exogenous shocks to give the global economy an opportunity to restructure itself.Globalization is under review,maybe uk will once again be able to enter into special relationship with it,s former colonies.
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  3. In the evangelical world Bible prophesy scholars identify the EU as the entity (organization) described in
    the Book of Daniel chapter 2:41-44 as the ten toes of the image Nebuchadnezzar saw in a dream, and the beast John wrote about in The Revelation 17:12 with ten horns, both of which represent ten kings (leaders) of nations.

    The Biblical context shows that while this entity exists – an organization uniting ten nations – Christ would return and establish His kingdom on earth. We were excited when the EU reached ten nations. But it went past ten nations and we were left wondering what was happening. For a while now it has been believed that it will either drop back to ten, OR ten will become prominent, and their “kings” (leaders) will be the ten toes or ten horns.

    When England dropped out I said “Others will follow, and it will go back to ten.” Then I saw on T.V. the latest word is that it is expected by some analysts that other nations will follow.

    • Continued:

      Evangelical Christians set no time lines. We are not date setters. We study the Bible and watch what is happening in the world. When we see things happening that the Holy Scriptures tell us will happen prior to the Lord’s return we read the signs of the times and KNOW that His coming is drawing near.

      We are not sure how the EU prophecy will unfold or how soon. But we DO know that “… in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: …” (Daniel 2:44)

      If you are not saved you are not ready to meet the King when He returns, and you will be lost forever!

      We must BELIEVE that Christ by the shedding of His blood and death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sins and RECEIVE Him as our personal Saviour. Please get your Bible and read Romans 5:6-8, John 3:16, Revelation 3:20. This is what it means to be saved!

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    • the Book of Daniel chapter 2:41-44 as the ten toes of the image Nebuchadnezzar saw in a dream, and the beast John wrote about in The Revelation 17:12 with ten horns, both of which represent ten kings (leaders) of nations.(Donald Hill).

      Praise God, Mr. I try to tell them not only on DNO but in a another forum, you may have seen the thumbs down I got.

      I simply could nor remember the scriptures from where I read it, but praise God out of the mouth of two there must be some truth, and the scriptures you quoted may have vindicated me for the abuse of thumbs down oui!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahah!

      Thank you very much!

      • Thank you Mr. Telemaque for speaking out :!:

        You did get it right! 1,000 Thumbs up to you!

        What I have written in DNO is not just my take on things.

        DNO readers should know that this is believed and taught by evangelical Bible scholars the world over, many of them having earned doctorates, including Ph.D.s. This is a standard tenant of the faith among believers in every nation. Unfortunately until the subject comes up due to an even like we’ve just seen it is taken for granted and seldom mentioned.

        Personally, I have taught a course on Bible Prophecy in Bible Colleges in both Canada and the U.S.A., and spoke on prophecy in churches on both sides of the border. You could say It is one of the things I do.

        Visit us at http://www.livinghopeministries.ca

        Click onto BIBLE PROPHECY CONFERENCE. See the large colored chart TWO ROADS AND TWO DESTINIES used to illustrate my lectures.

        Click onto ARTICLES. Read THINGS THAT CANNOT BE SHAKEN.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill…

    • June 27, 2016

      For nearly two thousand years the solemn prediction that the End Times are upon us has been the occupation of fools. I don’t know why some Christians want to live through that so badly, but for all we know in twenty thousand years people will refer to this era as the early church. Love God and love one another — anything else is the wrong focus.

  4. ..................
    June 25, 2016

    Only time will tell whether the decision was good or bad. People in other EU countries are also calling for a similar referendum, so maybe, just maybe there is something “wrong” with the EU. Jumping to conclusions very quickly wont gain us much. We need to watch and see.

  5. June 24, 2016

    Mr. For refer it is always refreshing to read your logic. Leaders step down honorably when such major issues confront their state and they loose. Mr. P.M give what Cameron is doing some thought.

    • Barbara Saunders
      June 25, 2016

      tj

      I was amazed that the PM wasn’t somehow blamed for Brexit too. By the way, what did he lose, (not loose), that he should give P.M. Cameron’s action some thought?

  6. Caretaker
    June 24, 2016

    FEDERATION DRIVE : GOODWILL! Dominica WAS ONCE federated, two small vessels named, federal Maple and federal PALM. Jamaica pulled out and then Trinidad and Tobago pulled out so we are federated no more. UK pulled out from the EU. the NAME Federated has been changed to caricom. I shall leave it with you to complete

  7. Erasmus B Black
    June 24, 2016

    We are living, we are dwelling in a grand and awful time! In the Uk, the EU exiters want to make Britain great again whist in the US, Mr Trump wants to make America great again. And the dirty little word which seems to be the common denominator on both sides is immigration. The next few months are going to be very interesting, God willing. His word however, is true.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      June 25, 2016

      You had better learn to spell and write the English language properly before you jump on people web site writing sot!

      Trump want to make America great again what? You damn fool if Donald Trump wins in November, America will go right back into another recession, worst than we saw between two thousand and eight; and two thousand and twelve!

      You need to shut up! Worry about what Skerrit has done to Dominica, over the past almost twenty years, and the havoc he is causing right this day.

      • June 27, 2016

        He wasn’t praising Trump, Francisco. He was saying that many Brexit proponents in the UK and Trump supporters in the USA are attracted to similar-sounding anti-immigrant messages.

      • Barbara Saunders
        June 29, 2016

        Mr. Foerster

        It is an exercise in futility to try to take on Mr. Telemaque you know because as the saying goes, ” he who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool — shun him” Based on his comments I assume that he as well as other people in America are analysing Trump’s utterances and demeanour as he vies to get into office and are alarmed at the gentleman’s rhetoric and obvious intentions.

        Based on my assessment of the commentaries in the US media and listening to the statements of the candidates it is clear that neither the Democratic candidate nor Mr. Trump are the perfect choice, so Americans will have the unenviable task of choosing the “lesser of the evils” or “picking their poison”.

        Funny though, people like Mr. Telemaque do not seem to want to allow Dominicans that same courtesy. They seem to want Dominicans to focus on the wrongs of one leader and not examine the other in making a choice and then, I suppose wring their hands in horror…

      • Barbara Saunders
        June 29, 2016

        “is” the perfect choice — Pardon my English!

  8. Shaka Zulu
    June 24, 2016

    All these folks crying like its the end of the world. I am not surprised. Britain never fully integrated and kept using thier British pounds. Britain conquered the world and British empire is still in tact in the name of the commonwealth. People worry about british trade when the commonwealth has more than half the world poopulation plus Canada and America to trade with. The brits syrvived hundreds of years without eu. The bottom line is the eu values and British values has too far a gap so will never be subjects to laws that com from Brussels. It is called Great Britain for a reason. They will be fine after the dust settles everyone will calm down and get used to it. The commonwealth still holds strong. Probably the souce cel commonwealth secretary will come in handy after all. :)

    • June 24, 2016

      I’m not sure what meaningful role you think that the Commonwealth still plays. It’s not a free trade or free movement area, and it doesn’t coordinate its members’ actions on the world stage. It’s basically a relic of history that comes with its own version of the Olympics: harmless, but useless.

      • Shaka Zulu
        June 24, 2016

        I agree the commonwealth is useless but one of the argument was Britain will loose the benifits of free trade in EU markets. Markets simple means having people to sell or buy goods technology and services. Being the head of commonwealth they already have acess to one of largest markets in world. There is no such thing as free trade and free movement.

  9. GinGer
    June 24, 2016

    now what goin to happen to my passport?

    • Mein Kampf
      June 24, 2016

      Nicaragua has visa-free travel to Europe. Paraguay has visa-free travel to Europe. Are we really supposed to believe that Brits will be shut off from the continent?

  10. Mein Kampf
    June 24, 2016

    Dominica should leave the OECS.

    • June 24, 2016

      Serious question: What do you see as the drawbacks to OECS membership?

    • dasheen
      June 24, 2016

      and where you sending us? you will help the PM to run the country afterwards?

  11. June 24, 2016

    This is not a total failure nor is it a roaring gain..The campaign was very vitriolic and many people were confused and wavering as to what they really want. Brexit has cause a global market turmoil.There is deep divisions in UK.The prime Minister is about to resign because he thinks that the brexit needs a new leadership and thinks it’s a sad day for England ,the pound sterling is at it’s lowest plunge since 1985,,the real exit will take 2 years to negociate ,there is a huge concern for England and also Europe,England is a sovereign independent country but leaving the is the biggest mistake they have done because the world is not at peace ,their is too much violence,firms are already to deciding to move operations elsewhere if they cannot adapt to changes,I hope there is a plan B in place ,mitigate the down side,Scotland is highly likely to have a referendum soon..It is the surprise for every one in the leave campaign to find out the the prime Minister is resigning..

  12. mine
    June 24, 2016

    I wish the good luck that was their decision, its either for better or for worst.

  13. Marcus
    June 24, 2016

    this is very sad day for Europe and Dominica wont benefit anyhow. GBP plummeted and France’s economy is now larger that the UK. UK soon will find its economy in recession and the Caribbean can forget for handouts and assistance for long-long-long time…

    • Mr Kubuli
      June 24, 2016

      Another loss is in retirement income for all those Dominicans who worked and retired and moved back here, boom it will go down 15-20 percent when they change it into EC. Dominican’s living and working in the UK will also take a big hit with the plunge in the devalue of the pound and have less to send back in remittances to Dominica. And it looks like immigration was a major factor so watch for change in that, if you wonder why I say that Donald dump was a big supporter of the UK leaving the EU. And for the post about the PM going to renegotiate a favourable deal on bananas, that deal was from the WTO not the EU.

  14. Cyrique
    June 24, 2016

    I hope that Dominica & the Commonwealth can benefit from the billions that the UK will save not having to prop up the EU anymore!!! Sorry that Cameron resigned!!! He was a very good PM & helped Dominica quite a lot.

    • lightbulb
      June 24, 2016

      The EU is not going to give the UK free access to it markets.

  15. socaman
    June 24, 2016

    If I was the Prime Minister of Dominica or the Minister for Food Production I would be on the first plane to England to negotiate trade agreements regarding fruits and bananas.
    This can have beneficial consequences for Dominica.

    • lightbulb
      June 24, 2016

      actually no.
      any preferential treatment would be against the World Trade Organisation agreements.
      So that is a waste of time.

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