A UK resident since 1986, married to a UK national with two children of dual nationality (French/British) I was very sad to wake up to the results of the Brexit referendum. And scared of its likely impact on the values and type of society in which I got accustomed to live and like.

Europe needs Britain’s weight and influence to work together to stand up to the rise of populism and extreme nationalism in parts of Europe itself and so many regions of the world. Britain outside Europe, I fear, will embark on a path of excessive deregulation only to the benefit of a few.

Let us demand a second vote for peace, democracy and social justice.

Ruth St John