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Why did Britain's North vote to leave the European Union?

VICE News went to the North of England to speak to people about the outcome of Brexit and find out if claims of racism and bigotry informing the vote to Leave were accurate.

by VICE News
Jul 1 2016, 6:20pm

Outside of metropolitan cities, a majority of people in the small, disenfranchised towns in Northern England voted to leave the European Union. In the fallout from the referendum, many Remain voters have since accused those in the North of being racist or uninformed for voting Leave.

VICE News visited the town of Wigan in the North of England to speak to people about the outcome of Brexit and find out if claims of racism and bigotry informing the Leave vote were accurate.

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