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Brexit: an uncertain journey
  1. Stephen McKeever
  1. Department of Children's Nursing, London South Bank University, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Stephen McKeever
    , Department of Children's Nursing, London South Bank University, London SE1 0AA, UK; stephen.mckeever{at}

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Even our international Evidence-Based Nursing journal readers will have heard about the recent referendum in Britain. On 23 June 2016, the 46 million Great British electorate were asked ‘should Britain remain in the European Union (EU) or not?’ Of the 72% of the population who voted, 17 410 742 (51.9%) were of the opinion that Britain should leave the EU.1 Subsequent breakdown of the results indicates that there was division according to age, social class, education qualification and geographical location2 with younger, more educated and urban citizens tending to vote ‘remain’.

After what was for some a surprising result, the main question has been what happens next? Without access to a crystal ball, the UK has entered a period of uncertainty and speculation abounds. Uncertainty is present in many aspects of …

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