Our Country

Liberal Democrats LogoTim Farron, Liberal Democrat Leader writes: I am devastated and I am angry. Today we wake to a deeply divided country. Nigel Farage’s vision for Britain has won this vote, but it is not a vision I share

Young people voted to remain by a considerable margin, but were out voted. They had a clear ambition for their future, yet it has been taken from them.

Even though the result was close, there is no doubt that the majority of British people want us to leave.

We should be proud of our positive, principled, and patriotic campaign for the UK to Remain at the heart of Europe.

Our fight for an open, optimistic, liberal, diverse and tolerant Britain is needed now more than ever.

Together we can still make the case for Britain’s future with Europe, as millions of people voted for it. Together we cannot afford to let that vision to die.

The Liberal Democrats will continue to stand and fight for a better kind of Britain than the one painted by the Leave campaign – tolerant, openhearted, optimistic, and outward looking.

Later today, I will deliver a speech on the outcome of this referendum, what it means for our country and how the Liberal Democrats will continue to fight for a liberal and united Britain.

Yours sincerely,

Tim Farron MP
Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Forwarded by Councillor Steve Carr.

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7 Responses to Our Country

  1. Barry Morrison says:

    A deeply divided country caused by Nigel Farage’s vision for Britain?. No Mr Fallon it’s not deeply divided because of Nigel Farage, it’s deeply divided because of more than 45 years of lies and duplicity of UK and EU politicians..Did’nt you say only last october ”We’re all eurosceptics now” and did’nt you say only in february this year ”I will die a eurosceptic”?…And if Tim Farron does’nt read this post which I very much doubt, can Steve Carr please comment?. And then Steve Barber says he might stay in Albania..Well that might not be a bad idea..We’ve seen democracy in action today and just because it did’nt go the way some people or parties waanted it to then we’re suddenly all racist, bigoted zenophobes.,Who’s to blame ?. It’s certainly not the voters

  2. Steve Carr says:

    Happy to Barry Morrison. I don’t agree with a word you say.

  3. Barry Morrison says:

    Did’nt think you would as like most Lib Lems you don’t care about what people say as I’ve told the truth

  4. Pete Chesney says:

    To be fair, I don’t think anyone (with any scruples) has ever said that everyone on the Leave side of the vote is bigoted, racist or xenophobic – but people of that negative persuasion do tend to stand more heavily on one side of the debate than the other…

    I agree however that the mess we’ve created for ourselves certainly isn’t the fault of the voting public, it lies well and truly at the feet of our politicians, on both sides of the debate. Cameron for allowing it to take place in the first place, Farage for, well, being Farage, and Boris for using the situation and manipulating the public for his own political gain/agenda (although part of me suspects he may be regretting this already).

    I do feel some sympathy for Corbyn who must have felt rather torn by the whole thing, and at least was honest saying he was 70% for the EU – which I imagine is how most people feel (one way or the other) – like most things, it’s not black and white, all good or all bad – although that’s ultimately the binary nature of the decision we had to make, which is perhaps where the process fails.

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