London to remain part of the European Union
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London has voted to remain in the European Union by an overwhelming majority.
Just like Scotland, this means that our wishes are not represented by the slim national majority in the vote to leave.
Unlike Scotland, we are of course not an independent country, but we have the option to explore whether we can negotiate a deal that allows us to remain in the EU as a city without severing our ties with the UK.
Many practical details will obviously have to be worked out, but let's start by making a statement in principle: we, as Londoners cherish European values and we appreciate the opportunities that come with being a member of the European Union. We don't want to lose these benefits and - equally - we remain optimistic about how we - as the UK's economic powerhouse - can contribute to European prosperity through being a full EU member.
We therefore assert our democratic right to say that in this matter we differ from the rest of England and we wish to open up negotiations for Greater London to remain in the European Union.
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