Geography and Age
The result shines a spotlight on a divided nation, with London, Scotland and Northern Ireland firmly Remain, and most of the shires voting Leave. Calls for further devolution of powers to the former group are expected to be renewed, with the future of Scotland given the greatest emphasis. Press and social media have been quick to note that pensioners voted Leave by the clearest margin (39% Remain). Less cited, is that that the young (73% Remain) took limited accountability for their voting preference, with only 36% of 18-24 year olds thought to have turned out to vote.