Can Europe Make It?

Send us your 350-word response to the EU referendum result taking Britain out of the European Union

openDemocracy Opendemocracy
25 June 2016
Taxi driver waves a Union Jack flag in Westminster, London after Britain voted to leave the European Union in an historic refere

Taxi driver waves a Union Jack flag in Westminster, London after Britain voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum. Credit: tefan Rousseau / PA Wire/Press Association Images. All rights reserved.

We are witnessing:

The rage, anger and hurt of the millions who voted Remain.

Their bewilderment at losing the referendum to stay in the EU.

The shock of those who did not believe it could happen.

The amazement of some who voted Leave and won.

The profound certainty of others who knew their time had come.

We are throwing this space open as a forum for contributors, with an ideal length of 350 words. What is your first reflection and reaction to the vote for Brexit? What suggestions do you have? What action do you think should be taken and by whom?

What do you think is happening? Are we witnessing the end of the Blair-Cameron project of corporate, market fundamentalism? Or is the Brexit vote its form of renewal? Must an English politics emerge from this?

If so, how? What should the Labour Party do, and the Greens and the Lib Dems? How do you think Europe and the EU should respond?

Send your submissions + a brief biography to [email protected]

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