Broadcasters call result for Brexit as pound value crashes
It now appears that the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. The question as to what happens in Scotland remains to be resolved. However, what course the Labour party now adopts is fundamentally clear. There is no time for a navel gazing exercise in the "Blame game", the who said what to whom and when or who's fault is a Brexit result.
Comrades, we now have to position ourselves as the only party which can lead this country through the difficulties of a nation no longer part of the EU. The Conservatives are a fragmented collection of self serving opportunists who are not fit to run a whelk stall in Southend let alone a country. We must seek to reconcile those who voted "Remain" with those who voted "Leave" which will not be an easy task, but which never the less is essential for us to face the difficulties which lie ahead.
We must also prepare for a General election, prior to 2020, as the present government cannot last for a full term. It is for the Labour party to take the lead to save the NHS, protect workers rights, repair the damage done to the fabric of our society and ensure that never again will the people of our country be exploited at the hands of the profiteers, speculators, big business interests and corrupt politicians.
The future as from today, belongs to the Labour party.
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