Brexit referendum: Global reaction pours in over Britain's stunning decision to leave EU

An advertisement campaigning for Britain to leave the EU sits on a billboard in Vauxhall, London.
An advertisement campaigning for Britain to leave the EU sits on a billboard in Vauxhall, London.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Reactions have been coming in to the unprecedented decision of Britain to leave the European Union. A look at some of them here.

Geert Wilders, Dutch Freedom Party leader

"Hurrah for the British! Now it is our turn. Time for a Dutch referendum!"

German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel

"Damn! A bad day for Europe."

Manfred Weber, leader of the largest group in the European Parliament, the EPP

"Exit negotiations should be concluded within 2 years at max. There cannot be any special treatment. Leave means leave."

J.K. Rowling, Author

"Scotland will seek independence now. Cameron's legacy will be breaking up two unions. Neither needed to happen."

Lindsay Lohan, Actress

"good luck with the pound.. will take you about 15 years to get it back up #REMAIN instead"

https://twitter.com/lindsaylohan/status/746148410483433472

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland and the leader of the Scottish National Party

"Every Scottish council has now declared. It's a clean sweep for #Remain in Scotland. Well done everyone #EUref"

Hugh Laurie, Actor, famous for his portrayal of House M.D.

"Congratulations exiters. Reverse is across and down, easy on the clutch."

Piers Morgan, Host

"Next step: Scotland leaves UK."