Live scenes from the Channel Tunnel as a team of over-enthusiastic “Brexiteers” start brick laying. One social media user’s reaction to the referendum result!

Britain's historic vote to leave the EU this week will undoubtedly have profound political and economic ramifications.  In footballing jargon, the Prime Minister has been been forced to take an early bath and it looks as though an extremely irate Vinny Jones has been at the helm of the financial markets.  It is too early to judge exactly how the property industry will fare - both in terms of capital values and occupational demand - but we are expecting Bull & Bear to air their (sometimes controversial) views in their half-yearly report which is due out in a couple of weeks' time when some of the dust may have settled.

Over-loaded with Brexit?  Whether you have been celebrating "Independence Day", or trying to adjust to the new order of things, the EU referendum has been all-consuming.  So here's a quick-fire  Sunday "Brexit Break" to catch up on some sports-related and other news you may have missed recently;

  • Solar Impulse 2 made history this week becoming the first solar-powered aircraft to complete a trans-Atlantic crossing.  The plane has a wing-span wider than a Boeing 747, but the single-seater offered the pilot few creature comforts for the 70-hour endurance flight.  The cabin has just a single reclining seat that doubles up as a bed and toilet! 
  • Some revellers travelling to Glastonbury for this year's festival had to queue for up to 10 hours in traffic to access the site, only to be greeted by the worst mud in the event's history.  Indeed, traffic on local roads got so bad that some local pupils missed their A-level exams.  That was their excuse anyway! 
  • Lightning storms and torrential rain also caused chaos in London on Thursday, disrupting Andy Murray's final preparations for Wimbledon which starts tomorrow.  Murray, however, should still be full of confidence after securing his fifth Queen's title last Sunday.  Can the No.2 seed break Novak's Grand Slam run?
  • Congratulations are due to England's rugby team who completed an unprecedented series whitewash against the Wallabies on Saturday.  The victories on Australia's home turf (sort of) put to bed the ghost of the World Cup.  And we now have Eddie Jones to firmly rub their noses in it as well!
  • And finally, Swedish footballer Adam Lindin Ljungkvist was sent off this week for "farting on the pitch".  The referee apparently took a dim view of the player's "unsportsmanlike" flatulence and sent him back to the bench to explain the sending off to his bemused team-mates!

With the Euro's into the knock-out stages, a fortnight of grass court tennis to enjoy, and the Olympics just around the corner we have a great summer of sport lined up.  It may prove a much needed antidote to the long European goodbye.

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