I have never felt sick or upset about political events. Before this morning.
Today is a very serious day for the UK. The vote to leave the European Union will have major ramifications for the way we live our lives and the nature of our society.
It is hard to be magnanimous towards those who voted to leave; their actions have brought down our Prime Minister and jeopardised the stability of our country. But their view must be respected if we are to preserve our vital democratic foundations.
Our collective task now is to accept the result and start working towards making the best of the situation for all members of our community.