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A historic decision - Caroline Flint's statement about the EU referendum result

Speaking after the result of the EU referendum Caroline Flint said:

“This is a historic decision.  The people have spoken and the Government and major parties must listen.  Anyone who thought the Government would not honour the vote have seen today the Prime Minister’s decision to resign.

“The referendum split the country down the middle.  But now we need to come together to make the best of this situation for everyone.

"As a Doncaster MP, my first concern is to see the Government take every step to minimise any adverse effects on ordinary families.  This is an uncertain time for our country.  I also want politicians to be more honest and open about the strong feelings in towns like Doncaster – and many places beyond the big cities – about the effects of immigration. 

“The Labour Party, from the Leader down, needs to show that we understand the feelings of voters, and we will address them.

“I wrote before this vote that whatever the decision Britain will remain a strong, proud nation.  We will.  But the months and years ahead will be difficult for the country.  And we will have to work together to protect jobs and living standards in Doncaster during that period.”

 

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