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Matt Dunham, Asssociated Press
Nigel Farage, center, the leader of the UK Independence Party reacts in celebration at a "Leave.EU" organization party for the British European Union membership referendum in London, Friday, June 24, 2016.

LONDON — Britain has voted to leave the 28-nation European Union in a historic referendum, according to a BBC tally.

As "leave" votes poured in from Britain's historic vote on European Union membership, post-mortems were already being produced. One expert said the "remain" side had suffered from "a degree of complacency."

Tim Oliver, a fellow at the London School of Economics' IDEAS foreign policy think tank said "the campaign failed to connect to ordinary people, seemed too much of an elite and London-based one."


Oliver said the vote wasn't just about Europe but also about a popular British backlash against the capital and its elites. He said "the EU was one of the things kicked by this, but there were lots of other things such as a general anti-establishment feeling, anti-London feeling."