UKIP’s deputy leader hails ‘momentous day’ as Britain votes Brexits

Ukip's Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall speaking at Hartlepool Town Hall on Saturday. Picture by Tom Collins.

Ukip's Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall speaking at Hartlepool Town Hall on Saturday. Picture by Tom Collins.

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UKIP’s deputy leader has had some strong words to say after Britain voted to leave the European Union earlier this morning.

Paul Nuttall said the vote would “go down in the annals of history” after 51.8 per cent of British voters chose the ‘Leave’ vote.

UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall addresses the Say No to the EU meeting in Hartlepool.

UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall addresses the Say No to the EU meeting in Hartlepool.

In a full statement he said: “This is a momentous day which will go down in the annals of history. It is the day we got our country back and put the Great back in to Britain.

“We now have the chance to take control of our own destiny and borders and we can be good neighbours with the European Union rather than tenants,” said Mr Nuttall, MEP for the North West.

“I always believed that we could do well vote to leave but the margin has been tremendous and in the North West it was almost two to one to quit the EU - a fantastic result.

“The result of this referendum will shape the direction our country will take in the first half of this century. We will be outward looking rather than inwards and we will be a global player signing our own trade deals with emerging economies.”