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How some Jamaicans voted in the Brexit polls

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 6:52 PM
A police officer stands outside a polling station used in the EU referendum at Birstall library, West Yorkshire, England - AP Photo

The polls have now closed in the United Kingdom where thousands of people turned out today to vote in a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union.

Among the voters were Jamaicans like Kerina Richards.

Richards who works in finance in the United Kingdom said the decision was difficult and so she only made up her mind today.

She said the 'leave' campaign failed to convince her, and so she voted 'remain'.

 

Jamaican Kerina Richards

Professor Paul Miller said he voted for Britain to stay in the EU because he believes the country is stronger in the trading bloc.

According to him, it would have been silly to leave.

 

Professor Paul Miller

But realtor, Ryan Wilson, says he did not buy what he says was "scare mongering" on the part of the 'Remain' campaign.

He says the campaign was not being honest and he sees many severe consequences for the health service and the economy should the UK stay in the EU.

Wilson also said the UK is strong enough to go it alone.

 

Realtor Ryan Wilson