London’s reaction to Brexit: “A bloody disaster… we’re second division now”

A short documentary filmed in the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum result shows the utter shock and disappointment of Londoners

Ryan Ramgobin
Monday 11 July 2016 15:22
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London voted overwhelmingly in favour of United Kingdom to remain a member of the European Union, with 59.9% of votes cast wanting to Remain.

Seven of the ten areas with the highest share of the Remain vote were in London, with Lambeth, Hackney and Haringey, polling over 75% to stay in the bloc.

The referendum result left swathes of London shocked and disappointed.

Several believe that immigration was misrepresented in the lead up to the referendum.

One woman was dismayed with the result: “We’re one of the countries that benefit from immigration. I think that asylum seekers and refugees are a separate issue and why would you close the door on people who are in need?”

Another Remain voter believed Leave campaigning was “almost like propaganda.”

“You open up a newspaper… there’s a picture [with the caption] ‘coming soon to a greenfield near you’ and they have pictures of these Syrian refugees…”

Conor Hagen and Vanessa Sammut filmed these interviews in the 24 hours after the referendum result.

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