Less than 24 hours after the United Kingdom voted to "Brexit," those who supported the referendum are already voicing their regret, saying they didn’t think their vote would matter.
The decision, which will remove the UK from the European Union, has already sent shockwaves through the British economy. Just this morning, the value of the British pound hit a 30-year low.
In an interview on BBC’s Victoria Live, one man who voted "Leave" said, "I didn’t think my vote was going to matter too much because I thought we were just going to remain."
The man, who was introduced as Adam, said he is now "worried" because he assumed "Remain" would win. He added, "I think the period of uncertainty that we’re going to have for the next couple of months — that’s just been magnified now. So yeah, quite worried."
Adam has since been called out by various people on social media, who criticized him for believing his vote didn’t matter and voting for something he didn’t actually support.
To the man on @BBCNews in Manchester who voted leave but is now "shocked" that his vote mattered and is now "worried", well done sir. Moron.— Suzie Wright (@suziewright94) June 24, 2016
Are you actually joking, man on @BBCNews?! 'I voted to Leave, didn't think my vote would matter'. LITERALLY UNBELIEVABLE— Louisa Yates (@louisayates) June 24, 2016
Unfortunately, Adam is not alone. Mandy Suthi, a student interviewed by the Evening Standard, said that if she could, she would go back to the polling station and change her vote to Remain.
"This morning the reality is actually hitting in and the regret is hitting in," she said. "I wish I had the opportunity to vote again, simply because I would do things differently."
More and more people have come out of the woodwork to express their regret at voting to leave the EU. Some cited deceit from the Leave side as the reason for their misguided votes, others expressed regret in response to the economic repercussions.
I personally voted leave believing these lies and I regret it more than anything, I feel genuinely robbed of my vote— gibbo (@rambogiblet) June 24, 2016
Urm I think I kinda regret my vote, I had no real reason to pick what I did!!— Tom Walker (@thomaswalker93) June 24, 2016