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David Lammy @DavidLammy
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The audacious idea of European Integration was motivated by fear. But it was made possible by shared ideals: democracy, human rights, equality, freedom, and a refusal to submit to the tyranny of fascism, ever again.
The Brexiteers say we lost control because of the EU. But in reality they are still mourning Suez, Britain’s last fling of the Colonial dice.

Today we need to build a new image of Britain. One that brings this country together after years of division. Empire 2.0 is not it.
Our country’s story of renewal through Europe is a story of immigration.

Over their lifetimes, EU citizens pay in £78,000 more than they take out. But their contribution has not only been financial: our culture, our art, our music, and our food have been permanently improved.
Brexit is a historic mistake.

It forgets the lessons of Britain’s past.

It forgets the value of immigrants.

It forgets that in the modern world our nation will not flourish through isolation. But connection, cooperation and a new vision for the common good.
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