Well, we have only gone and done it. By a margin of 17,410,742 votes to 16,141,241 the people of the United Kingdom have decided that they want their country to leave the European Union. As an added extra, they have also forced the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and precipitated sharp falls in the value of sterling and share prices across the world. All on the back of a referendum promise that Cameron made in January 2013 when he was having a spot of bother with the Eurosceptic right wing of his party. I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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