Brexit hangover: Some Leave voters rethinking what they did

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It’s said hindsight is 20-20 but for some of the more than 17 million Britons who voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, the morning after the Brexit vote was filled with remorse.

Some see it as suffering from a case of “regrexit.”

As BBC host Victoria Derbyshire interviewed a group of voters, from both the Leave and Remain camps, one interviewee admitted he wasn’t expecting the vote to go the way it did when he cast his vote against staying in the EU.

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“My vote, I didn’t think my vote would matter too much,” said the man identified as Adam. “I thought we were just going to remain.”

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And Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement he would resign, along with a plunge in the British pound to a 31-year low, just blew him away.

“The period of absurdity that we’re going to have in the next couple of months is just going to be magnified,” Adam told Derbyshire. “So yeah, quite worried.”

Another Leave voter claimed she would go back and vote Remain if she could.

“This morning, the reality is actually hitting in and the regrets are filling in, that we [are] actually leaving EU,” Mandy Suthi said in an interview at Manchester airport.

That’s even though the “majority” of her family voted to Leave.

“We’re actually regretting it today,” she said. “We would vote differently.”

But Adam and Mandy weren’t the only ones — they’re just the ones who said it on TV.

It’s no surprise sentiments like these aren’t going over all too well with the more than 16 million Brits who voted to remain in the EU.

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The win for the Leave campaign wasn’t just a shock to voters but also a shock to the banks and markets.

As it began to become clear a vote to leave the EU could succeed, the British pound began its plunge and dropped to a low not seen since 1985 — after having hit a high for 2016 and touching US $1.50 at one point on referendum day, with the help of polls suggesting the Remain vote could earn a narrow majority.

Stock markets around the world were also on edge following the referendum results, as indexes tumbled on news of the Brexit results. The Dow Jones was down more than 600 points at close Friday, while the Toronto Stock Exchange ended the day 239 points down.

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