Written by Michael Matt | Editor
Nigel Farage, leader of the Independence Party in the UK, has claimed victory in the EU referendum for the Leave campaign. The UKIP leader told supporters at a Brexit party: “Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom.”
With 335 out of 382 results declared, the BBC forecast a Leave win and they turned out to be quite right. Mr Farage, who has built his political career on campaigning for the UK to leave the EU, had predicted at the start of the night that Remain would “edge” a win, a view which he said was based on some “big polling” done by “the financial markets”.