Editorial of Friday June 24

Brexit: “Anarchy in the UK” (Sex Pistols’ song)

On Thursday June 23, the British voted for leaving the European Union (EU) by 51,9%, with a turnout of 72,2%. The Prime Minister David Cameron (Conservative Party), who had promised in 2013 to hold such a referendum if he were elected, campaigned for the “remain” side. In view of the results, he announced his resignation and the Pound fell to an historically low ebb.

How will Scotland and Northern Ireland react? The EU fears a “domino effect” and some far right parties in the Netherlands, Italy and France have already called for a similar referendum to be held in their countries…

To see our previous weekly editorials on international news, take a look here!

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  • Steve Bell (United Kingdom), published in The Guardian (after the cartoon by Philip Zec, 1942)
    Steve Bell (United Kingdom), published in The Guardian (after the cartoon by Philip Zec, 1942)
    David Cameron
  • Falco (Cuba)
    Falco (Cuba)
  • Boligán (Mexico), published in El Universal
    Boligán (Mexico), published in El Universal
  • Kap (Spain), published in La Vanguardia and on caglecartoons.com
    Kap (Spain), published in La Vanguardia and on caglecartoons.com
  • Vadot (Belgium), published on L
    Vadot (Belgium), published on L'Echo's website
  • Chappatte (Switzerland), published in the International New York Times
    Chappatte (Switzerland), published in the International New York Times
  • Chimulus (France), published on urtikan.net
    Chimulus (France), published on urtikan.net
    Studious holidays - To us English girls! - Did you find a people smuggler?
  • Chappatte (Switzerland), published in the International New York Times
    Chappatte (Switzerland), published in the International New York Times
  • Bado (Canada), published in Le Droit
    Bado (Canada), published in Le Droit
  • Cristina (Portugal)
    Cristina (Portugal)
  • Joep Bertrams (The Netherlands)
    Joep Bertrams (The Netherlands)
  • Rousso (France)
    Rousso (France)
    Nigel Farage (UKIP)
  • Plantu (France), publié dans Le Monde
    Plantu (France), publié dans Le Monde
    Jacques Brel restyled / Brussells: Don't leave me, don't leave me, don't leave me ... you were a real pain in the ass!
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    Brito (France)

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