T-Shirts Were In!
Will Straw, Executive Director of the Stronger In Europe campaign, sent the following message to Michael Robinson in Northern Ireland.
The outcome of Thursday’s referendum is clearly a huge disappointment for everyone who voted Remain.
There will be lots of conflicting views in the days ahead about why our country ended up voting to leave.
But I think everyone involved in the campaign should be proud of what we have achieved. Up and down the country, people wore our T-shirts with pride, spoke to complete strangers about the positive case for Remain, and handed out our literature – in rain or shine, weekend after weekend.
In the end 16,141,241 people voted for our cause – more than any political party has ever achieved, if not ultimately enough to prevail. And 73% of 18-24 year olds voted for Remain showing that we were on the side of the future of this country.
So on behalf of everyone at the campaign, I just wanted to say thank you. And let us all resolve that this is not the end of the road for people who believe that Britain is Stronger in Europe.