Regardless of the result, this Gary Lineker tweet perfectly sums up the EU referendum

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Friday 24 June 2016 05:50

"Let June 23 go down in our history as our independence day," chirped Nigel Farage from a Leave event in Dartford, Kent, in the early hours of Friday morning. "We've done it without a bullet being fired..."

In an extraordinary night of results, with a Brexit looking a foregone conclusion just hours after Farage appeared to admit defeat, this was his victory speech.

If the results do end up going the way it looks like they will, Britain's membership of the EU will be over, Nigel Farage's life goal will be achieved and the nation will be left in the hands of Boris Johnson.

There will be a lot of chaos ahead. The pound has already seen its biggest drop in three decades and there may even be another general election.

But one thing, succinctly summarised by former England centre forward Gary Lineker, will always remain true:

What have we done, Britain? What have we done?

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