BBC forecasts UK vote to “leave”..who is William Oliver Healey?
The UK has voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union after 43 years in an historic referendum, a BBC forecast suggests.
London and Scotland voted strongly to stay in the EU but the remain vote has been undermined by poor results in the north of England.
Voters in Wales and the English shires have backed Brexit in large numbers.
The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 as the markets reacted to the results.
Referendum turnout was higher than at last year’s general election.
Labour’s Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the Bank of England may have to intervene to shore up the pound, which lost 3% within moments of the first result showing a strong result for Leave in Sunderland and fell as much as 6.5% against the euro.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage – who has campaigned for the past 20 years for Britain to leave the EU – told supporters “this will be a victory for ordinary people, for decent people”.
Mr Farage – who predicted a Remain win at the start of the night after polls suggested that would happen – said Thursday, 23 June would “go down in history as our independence day”.
He called on Prime Minister David Cameron, who called the referendum but campaigned passionately for a Remain vote, to quit “immediately”.
Since then, a petition has been created by William Oliver Healey, calling for the “Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60 per cent based [on] a turnout of less than 75 per cent, there should be another referendum”.
Turnout for the EU referendum was 72.2 per cent.
The petition gave a deadline of November 25, 2016, but just one day after the shock result, it attracted more than 1 million signatures with the number continuing to rise quickly.
The #EUReferendumPsyop continues in the form of a petition calling for a second referendum. So far, 2.1 million people have signed it.
An online search for “William Oliver Healey” reveals a host of results, almost all of which point to the petition itself or news articles and blog posts about the petition, and almost none of which lead to a real human being called “William Oliver Healey”.
No-one seems to be asking the simple question, who is “William Oliver Healey”?
this guy doesnt exist..and it hasnt got 2 million votes..your being lied to globally..the media is in overdive globally to smother this..