De­ci­sion re­vealed the ‘pent-up anger’ felt in parts of coun­try

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Brexit -

Ash­ford MP Damian Green, who cam­paigned for the UK to stay in the EU, said the re­sult was “a lit­tle bit of a sur­prise but not a shock”.

He added: “What this has shown is that we are a di­vided coun­try and we need to heal the wounds, and the way to do that is to en­sure we spread the pros­per­ity we are get­ting from a strong econ­omy.

In his col­umn in to­day’s Ken­tish Ex­press (see page 10), Mr Green said that after the Brexit re­sult his email in­box was “full of mes­sages from con­stituents de­mand­ing that the ref­er­en­dum be re-run”.

“No one worked harder than I did to cam­paign for a re­main vote, and no one is more dis­ap­pointed and an­gry than me.

“But we have to re­spect the demo­crat­i­cally ex­pressed view of the ma­jor­ity, how­ever nar­row the re­sult.”

The MP added that the re­sult had re­vealed a “pent-up anger” in many parts of Bri­tain and al­though he was per­son­ally dis­ap­pointed with the re­sult “the peo­ple have spo­ken and must be re­spected.”

He added that many Ash­ford busi­nesses de­pend on trade with other Euro­pean coun­tries “and the even­tual set­tle­ment we achieve must do as much as pos­si­ble to pro­tect the po­si­tion of these and the many jobs that are cre­ated by them.”

MP Damian Green was a cam­paigner for re­main camp

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