Brexit campaigners celebrate victory

Reactions range from "the EU is dying" to "nothing will change in the short term."

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    “Nothing will change over the short term”

The UK’s lead Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson says nothing will change over the short term following the Brexit vote.

The former London Mayor spoke to reporters in the UK capital on Friday.

“In voting to leave the EU it is vital that there is now no need for haste and indeed as the Prime Minister has just said, nothing will change over the short term.”

“A federal Europe was a noble idea which can no longer be justified,” Johnson added.

Johnson, who is favourite to replace David Cameron when he steps down as UK Prime Minister in October, insists Britain will benefit from voting to leave.

“I believe we now have a glorious opportunity: we can pass our laws and set our taxes entirely according to the needs of the UK economy.”

“The EU is failing, the EU is dying”

Cheered on by Brexit supporters gathered outside the UK’s Houses of Parliament, UKIP leader Nigel Farage declared “the EU is dying”.

The vote to leave is “a victory for ordinary people,” Farage added.

“The EU is failing, the EU is dying. I hope we have knocked the first brick out of the wall.”

“I hope this is the first step towards a Europe of sovereign nation states, trading together, neighbours together, friends together, but without flags, anthems, or useless old unelected presidents,” Farage said.