Wealden LibDems Chair Alan Whittaker says:
Friday 24th June produced one of the bleakest early mornings that most of us have had to face. The result of the unnecessary referendum foisted on the nation resulted in “Little England winning over Great Britain”, as Italy’s Corriera della Serra put it.
There is no disguising the fact that the Brexiters’ win was sad, stunning, disappointing and disastrous for the United Kingdom and particularly for teenagers and twenty somethings – the generations that will suffer longest the effects of the exit decision by their elders.
I hesitate to follow Gove’s reference to Nazis, but Hitler and Goebbels infamously made use of the Big Lie – if a lie is big enough and is repeated loudly enough then it will be believed.
Johnson’s £350 million slogan was untrue. But it was believed. Interestingly, now the poll is over Farage is distancing himself from it – despite evidence to the contrary from BBC Question Time.
The prime minister fought strongly and I think sincerely to Remain, unlike Corbyn, but it must be remembered it was his decision to call a totally unnecessary referendum. It was a political party decision. Cameron hoped to tame his Euro sceptic right wing. Party was put before nation.
As a result of the Leave win the home nations have been split from one another and within their borders, and educational, social, political, and inter-generational fissures cover the face of our Union. The future truly is bleak.
The Tories are still the nasty party and Johnson, the buffoon who is content to live with a lie, is the bookies’ favourite to succeed Cameron. Forget immigrants: watch the emigration queue.
Italy’s leading newspaper is right.
Meanwhile for those unhappy with the result – there is a petition on the Government Petitions website calling for a second referendum. At the time of writing the number of signatures is over 2.9 million – far in excess of the number signing any other petition on the site to this date.
I urge all those unhappy with the referendum result toSign the Petition
In sorrow at the result and in anger at the system that produced it
PS – Thanks again for fighting for sanity