The referendum process was a triumph of hate over hope - but it will not stop our commitment!
Today in Britain we awake in shock. The referendum process was a triumph of hate over hope. There remains a huge job to reposition relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom over coming months.
I am personally committed to ensuring our city continues to engage positively with our colleagues across Europe and to build community cohesion and tolerance in challenging times. There is much uncertainty but as time moves by I trust a stronger relationship with the European Community will emerge.