Brexit: Many 'Leave' supporters regret their vote, blame politicians

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has campaigned for Brexit for 20 years and predicted early Thursday Britain would likely vote to remain.

As the results trickled in on Friday, reality began to hit not only those who had voted "Remain", but also those who had wanted Britain out of EU.

Their statement nonetheless betrayed concerns that the Brexit could weaken Brussels' support for their country and undermine its efforts to stand up to Russian Federation.

"For the Chinese people, who are at a critical time to learn about globalisation and democracy, they will continue to watch the effect of Britain's embracing of a "democratic" referendum", said the newspaper, a tabloid published by People's Daily.

The key issue is what Europe will demand in return for access to its markets.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko turned to Twitter to voice his hopes that Western sanctions against Russian Federation will be maintained. In the wake of last night's decision in the United Kingdom, that opposition is likely to intensify.

Iryna Gerashchenko, parliament's deputy speaker, warned that Europe will pay a "heavy price" for what she called "the populism and the irresponsibility of politicians". She asked for her British passport in May after more than 15 years living in the country. "Can this delay the visa-free [regime]?" European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Britain's planned departure from the European Union was "not an amicable divorce" but called for it to be quick.

At workplaces and schools across the country, managers have sent out emails to anxious foreign staffers and students, assuring them that - for now - nothing has changed.

France's Ayrault suggested Britain could name a new prime minister within "several days" - but that is likely instead to take several months. "The single market can not be for free", said Roberto Gualtieri, an Italian MEP and Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee who may now be involved in the Brexit negotiations. The terms of their divorce could intensify hardships in the United Kingdom and Europe, or they might mitigate the damage and thereby lower the perceived costs for other member nations considering severing their ties to the EU. "Uncertainty certainly impedes investment decisions, and with few signs of any pickup in the global economy we're probably going to see a slower rebound in capital spending", said Sara Johnson, senior research director of global economics with HIS Global Insight. Dodon is now leading in the polls ahead of Moldova's October presidential election. But Britain's politics looks headed for a fundamental realignment.

In Belarus, authorities remained tight-lipped about Britain's choice.

"It's bad news for us", lamented Alyaksei Yanukevich, the head of the opposition Belarusian Popular Front.

The EU also has a clear interest in avoiding serious damage to its economic relations with Britain, even though it is taking a hard-line stance toward the seceding member out of concern that Britain's move could set off a chain of similar events in other member countries. But the British exit, or Brexit, was a short-term ploy that was never built to address Britain's most serious problems.

"On Mr. Cameron's impending visit, Mr. Schulz said: "...we expect the British government to deliver.

"The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected", Cameron said, as the shockwave of their decision sent sterling, global stocks and oil prices plummeting.

Hastings said she's been struck by the contrasting approach towards migrants demonstrated by politicians campaigning to leave the European Union and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has spearheaded a massive initiative to bring Syrian refugees to Canada.

LONDON (AP) - Britain and the European Union haven't even begun divorce talks but they are already bickering, as political and economic shockwaves from the British vote spread around the world. "Its strength will continue to grow".