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Reactions from celebrities and politicians on Britain's vote to leave EU

By Liu Jing and Yan Dongjie ( Updated: 2016-06-24 21:33

Reactions from celebrities and politicians on Britain's vote to leave EU

Vote leave supporters wave Union flags, following the result of the EU referendum, outside Downing Street in London, Britain June 24, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

Following are reactions from celebrities and politicians on Friday to Britain's referendum vote to leave the European Union:

J.K.Rowling, British novelist: Scotland will seek independence now. Cameron's legacy will be breaking up two unions. Neither needed to happen. I don't think I've ever wanted magic more.

Edward Snowden: No matter the outcome, Brexit polls demonstrate how quickly half of any population can be convinced to vote against itself. Quite a lesson.

Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP): We've got our country back. Thanks to all of you. June 23rd must now be made a national holiday.

Brendan Cox, husband of Jo Cox: Today Jo would have remained optimistic and focused on what she could do to bring our country back together around our best values.

Neil Gaiman, English author:

Dear UK,

Good luck.

I am afraid you are going to need it,



Wanda Sykes, American comedian: That Nigel dude is British Trump. He said "a win for real people, descent people." Why didn't he just say "white people?"

Boy George, English singer: There's no use crying over spilt milk. We'll just have to make the best of it.

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