Like many Tower Hamlets residents, I am disappointed with the result of the EU Referendum.
However, another referendum is not going to make matters better.
We need to accept the public’s decision and seek a way forward, especially when there may be a General Election ahead. Labour needs to win the public’s trust again.
In the aftermath of the referendum, I cannot see Jeremy Corbyn taking us to government, so we may have new leaders of both parties.
I am also horrified by the recent outburst in hate crimes across London and the UK. I urge residents to report any incidents to the police and the police to do all they can to keep everyone in our community safe as I am sure they are doing.
The outcome of the referendum is not a legitimisation of racism or intolerance.
We may be leaving the EU but this does not stop us from continuing to work with our existing connections and links. Britain still has a bright future despite this outcome.
Further, the oncoming Tory leadership contest and possible General Election may be a way for a second look at this decision.
Whatever happens, it is certain that politics in Britain is in for a turbulent time.
Jim Fitzpatrick MP