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hale-chris-12850-3046-Article-201606281743The result of the vote yesterday is – for liberal, cosmopolitan Londoners like me – a tragedy. The European Union (EU) has brought huge advantages for western Europe. It helped establish peace and security in a previously war-torn part of the world and the single market has assisted the UK in moving from the sick man of Europe to one of the higher growth economies in this part of the world.

It also provided job and educational opportunities for my generation, which in large part will now be denied to our children. A detailed examination of the economic, political and security arguments pointed in one direction – Remain.

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