Move to Gibraltar among British Google searches after vote

by The Associated Press Posted Jun 24, 2016 1:17 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 25, 2016 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A remain supporter stops to talk to people as he walks around with his European flag across the street from the Houses of Parliament in London, Friday, June 24, 2016. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday that he will quit as Prime Minister following a defeat in the referendum which ended with a vote for Britain to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) ‘Move to Gibraltar’ among British Google searches after vote LONDON – The United Kingdom’s historic vote to exit the European Union is dominating the conversation online as well as global headlines.Google Trends is reporting spiking searches in the United Kingdom for “getting an Irish passport” and “move to Gibraltar,” the British territory on the south coast of Spain.Google also reports one of the top questions asked by UK users since the Brexit referendum results were released is “what is the EU?” Search interest in the British pound is at its highest level ever.Twitter says some 6.4 million tweets were sent in the UK from the opening of polls Thursday through British Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation speech Friday.Twitter says it’s rare that the name of a country trends in that country. read more