Given the huge changes the results of the referendum will impose on the United Kingdom, it would have helped hugely if people had been exposed to campaigns that offered clear, fact-based arguments. And, of course, if people had done thorough researching before making a mark on their ballot paper. However, Google trends tells a different story, as Britons have spent the day after the referendum… Googling what it actually is.
The analytics, according to the Washington Post, showed that people searching online for “what happens if we leave the EU” had more than tripled since voting closed. Google also reported a significant rise in questions about how to vote, the measuring of ballots and what would happen if the Remain or Leave campaigns won.
This atmosphere of confusion seems to be pretty widespread. A woman in Manchester told ITV news earlier on today: “Even though I voted to leave, this morning I woke up and I just — the reality did actually hit me. I'd had the opportunity to vote again, it would be to stay.”
Despite early predictions, today’s results saw the Leave campaign prevail with a 52 per cent lead. It led to a serious drop in the value of the pound as well as Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation.
So "What is the EU"? Well, it isn't so certain anymore.