Episode 707: Brexit : Planet Money What just happened in the UK? And what's coming next?

Episode 707: Brexit

Episode 707: Brexit

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A man sits next to campaign posters in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in April. On June 23, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. What comes next? (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
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Note: This episode contains explicit language.

We woke up this morning to news that the United Kingdom had voted to leave the European Union. The tabloid newspapers in London proclaimed Independence Day. The value of the British Pound dropped to the lowest point in the last 31 years.

Stock markets dived around the world. Prime Minister David Cameron said he would resign later this year.

Today on the show: What just happened? And what's coming next?

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