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'Leave EU means...' WHAT?! Britons ask Google after results declared

Post-poll wake up

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Brexit Woke up with a nagging feeling you may have done something last night you shouldn’t? You aren’t alone, it seems.

Following reports of Brexiters regretting their vote to take the UK out of the European Union, Google has revealed a hunt for online answers about the EU and what it meant exactly to leave assaulted its search servers Friday breakfast time.

They were apparently unaware the UK had been a member of the EU since 1993 and its predecessor the European Community since 1973 and was one of the Union’s largest economies.

According to a Google Trends Tweet here, the question: “What is the EU” was, apparently, the second most popular search in the UK after the results of the referendum to leave were announced.

The most popular search query was: "What does it mean to leave the EU?”

(It's a good idea to treat Google Trends with a pinch of salt.)

The BBC called the outcome early Friday morning, a good seven hours after the polls had closed the evening before at 10pm. ®

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