Global warnings on Brexit consequences

Pro-Leave campaigners watch TV screens as results begin to come in at the Manchester Central Convention Complex where the EU referendum vote count is taking placeBritain’s EU referendum has prompted a global outpouring of warnings in recent months about the potential consequences of a Brexit, ranging from the gloomy to the downright apocalyptic. European Council President Donald Tusk gave perhaps the most dramatic of any warning from a global leader, suggesting last week that this could be the end of the West as we know it. “If Britain leaves the EU it will have at least one very clear and immediate effect that will touch every household: the value of the pound would decline precipitously,” he wrote in the Guardian on Monday.

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