Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK leaving the EU at 11pm on Friday was a time to “find closure and let the healing begin”. His words came as divisions between Remainers and Leavers steadily grew since the 2016 EU referendum as Brexit negotiations hit many frustrating barriers over the last four years. Mr Johnson said in a speech on Facebook last night: “Tonight we are leaving the European Union.
“For many people this is an astonishing moment of hope, a moment they thought would never come.
“And there are many of course who feel a sense of anxiety and loss.”
He also added: “The most important thing to say tonight is that this is not an end but a beginning.”
Readers were asked who they thought was responsible for Brexit division in the UK.
Out of the 8,428 people who voted between 3.53pm and 10.06pm today, a whopping 6,357 voters (76 percent) blamed Remainers.
Only 382 people (five percent) voted for Leavers, while outgoing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn received 452 votes (six percent) and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage got 410 votes (four percent).
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson received 140 votes (one percent), while 632 people (eight percent) said they thought other people were to blame and 55 people (zero percent) just did not know who was at fault.
Many people shared their views on who they thought was responsible for Brexit division.
But most readers vented their fury at Remainers for failing to accept the result of the 2016 EU referendum.
Someone wrote: “The only ones to blame are the ones who tried and failed to overthrow the democratic vote of the people.”
Another person added: “Sore loser Remoaners are to blame.”
People voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum by 52 percent.
This resulted in widespread political divisions around the UK.
London was generally regarded as a “Remain city”, even though more Londoners voted to leave the EU than voted for Remain-supporting Sadiq Khan as mayor.
And even in that most pro-Brexit town of Boston in Lincolnshire, a quarter of those who took part opted to remain.
Northern areas such as Sunderland also saw a huge 60 percent of voters opt to leave the bloc.
Mr Johnson also said in his speech last night that leaving the EU should become an opportunity to repair the UK’s north-south divide.
He said: “This is the dawn of a new era in which we no longer accept that your life chances – your family’s life chances – should depend on which part of the country you grow up in.
“This is the moment when we really begin to unite and level up…
“We will spread hope and opportunity to every part of the UK.”