An Edgbaston woman told us today that she was having second thoughts after voting for the UK to leave the European Union. Like a one woman Welsh village voting to cut its subsidies, Ms Stuart admitted that she had been taken in by the easy fixes offered by the Leave campaign and now regretted her support for Brexit. “Some of my best friends have been shadow Secretary of State in the great offices, but nobody told me this would happen. “I told everyone who would listen that we could stop spending money on those unelected MEPs and spend it on hospitals. The government has no control over what it does with its money, or at least that’s what Gordon Brown told me when I was in the government. “Yes to controlling immigration, I’m not racist but, I thought I was just pulling the ladder up behind me. …

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Half of Birmingham voted to leave. Half of Birmingham wanted to stay. We wanted to stay. To the victors, no spoils. You’ve set off an earthquake. Just today, just right now, you’ve voted yourself poorer. And the man who got you here is already pulling things out from under you. We said Brexit would be bad for Birmingham. We hope we were wrong, we fear we were not. We don’t know what’s next, but we’re ready. Get ready too. Let’s be ready to build our Birmingham for ourselves. Let’s be ready to call bullshit on the things that will come our way. Let’s stop hate wherever we find it and stand up to the commercial interests that let it grow. Let’s be ready, there are some battles ahead. Together. Forward. And join a union, you’ll need one.

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