Explainer: How will Europe go about untangling a complex web spun over 43 years?
Q: Is the UK gone - or will they vote again like Ireland in two recent EU referendums?
A: Yes, they are gone. No, there won't be a second vote. Technically this referendum was 'consultative' and 'non-binding'. Political reality and the history of this most explosive topic means the result cannot be ignored. But how and when the United Kingdom exit happens will take time to unfold.
The Brexit terms and any new relationship with the EU will involve complex negotiations and require the agreement of the remaining 27 member states.