A panel of contributors—including Justine Greening and Kate Hoey—share their opinionsby Prospect Team / June 24, 2016 / Leave a comment
Yesterday, Britain voted to leave the European Union by 52 per cent to 48. The result—which was a huge shock to campaigners and pollsters—became clear in the early hours of this morning. David Cameron, who fiercely campaigned for a “Remain” vote, announced his resignation earlier today. He said: “I think we should have a new Prime Minister in place by the start of the Conservative conference in October.”
The vote—decided upon by a huge turnout of 33.6 million voters—has shaken Britain. Along with Cameron’s resignation, a no-confidence motion has been submitted against Jeremy Corbyn, and Nicola Sturgeon has said that a second Scottish independence vote is “highly likely.” The pound has hit a 30 year low.
Just what is behind this momentous result—and what happens now? Have the catastrophic effects of Brexit been exaggerated—or are we in real trouble? Below, a panel of contributors offer their thoughts.
We must try to make a success of this
Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development and MP for Putney: