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Britons Express Serious #Regrexit As Reality Of Brexit Becomes Clear

Some voters wish they could turn back time.

26/06/2016 1:31 AM AEST | Updated June 26, 2016 19:18

As global stock markets tumbled and the value of the pound plummeted to a 30-year low following the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union, it appears that some people are now having serious regrets.

The #REGREXIT hashtag began trending on Twitter on Saturday morning, just as a petition calling for the country to hold a second referendum on its membership in the European Union passed 2.5 million signatures. The total now stands at 3 million.

Tweeters vented their anger on a variety of themes. Some of those who voted "leave" said they now felt betrayed and wish they could turn back time and opt to remain. Others called out those same "leave" voters for choosing to exit the EU without having done the proper research:

Multiple people have reportedly admitted they didn't actually understand what they'd been voting for, either believing they were registering a protest vote against the government or just presuming that the "leave" campaign would never win.

A whole host of other people who voted to leave the EU have also come forward to express their regret with the result. (Watch their stories by clicking here.)

The campaign to leave won 51.9 percent of the vote in Thursday's referendum, compared to 48.1 percent on the "remain" side. It's prompted the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and sparked fears that other European nations could follow suit in leaving the union. 

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