Full Fact. InFacts Home - InFacts. Why Brexit Freaks Out So Many Scientists. The British public’s vote to leave the European Union has set off political and scientific shock waves that could roil Europe and the world for years to come.
The decision has dismayed scientists in the United Kingdom and across Europe, as it stands to disrupt scientific funding and the United Kingdom’s stature in the European and international research communities. “It’s depressing, but the uncertainty doesn’t help,” says Philip Jones, research director of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit in Norwich, England.
“I just hope that science doesn’t get forgotten in all of this.” The United Kingdom could spend two years or more negotiating the terms of its divorce from the 28-member economic and political bloc. In that time, the country will have to work through many difficult questions about what the separation means for scientists and for global science policy. Explicit cookie consent. BRITAIN is on its way out of the European Union.
In a referendum on June 23rd 51.9% of voters opted for Brexit, on a high turnout of 72.2%. London, Scotland and Northern Ireland plumped for "Remain", while the rest of Britain voted "Leave". The initial shockwaves are already being felt: David Cameron has announced that he will step down as prime minister by October and stockmarkets have plummeted. How the United Kingdom voted on Thursday... and why. By Lord Ashcroft The UK has voted to leave the European Union.
On referendum day I surveyed 12,369 people after they had voted to help explain the result – who voted for which outcome, and what lay behind their decision. The demographics The older the voters, the more likely they were to have voted to leave the EU. EU referendum: The result in maps. How did the Leave camp clinch victory in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU after what was a very closely fought contest?
The Leave campaign triumphed right across England and Wales, winning in large northern cities including Sheffield, the Welsh valleys, across the Midlands including Birmingham, and the south and east of England. The Leave share of the vote mapped.