'What have we done? This result doesn't speak for me.'
In an unprecedented move in European politics, British citizens have voted to leave the European Union. The official result was confirmed in the early hours of this morning, with the Leave campaign winning by a margin of just over one million votes.
As Ireland, the UK and the rest of Europe woke up to the landmark news, the hashtag #NotInMyName began trending, with those unhappy with the result tweeting to express their anger, disappointment and shock.
I’m part of the almost half that didn’t want this. I’m also part of the generation that are going to suffer the most #NotInMyName
— Georgie Moore (@georgiemxxre) June 24, 2016
Notably, around 58% of votes aged over 65 voted to leave the EU, with just 39% of those aged 25 – 49 voting the same, something which has struck a negative chord with many young citizens.
— DavidBraniff-Herbert (@the_dbh) June 24, 2016
Here are just some of the tweets from those struggling to comprehend what a non-EU Britain might mean for our future…
Absolutely devastated. Fear and ignorance has won over tolerance and unity. This result doesn’t speak for me. #NotInMyName
— Georgina Hayes (@GeeHayes) June 24, 2016
Don’t think I have ever felt more depressed about the future of this country than this morning. #NotInMyName
— meme (@sanachnaa) June 24, 2016
Our generation’s future has been largely decided by those who won’t be affected in the long term. Our country is unrecognisable #NotInMyName
— katie (@Kaaaaatie_x) June 24, 2016
Went to sleep in the 21st century. Woke up in some far-right, medievalist nightmare. I worry for my childrens’ future. #NotInMyName
— Frazer Lee (@frazer_lee) June 24, 2016
You know how we read history textbooks and laugh at how stupid people were? That’s gonna be our kids #NotInMyName
— a levels are killing (@2quidhmk) June 24, 2016
While you were sleeping, turkeys actually voted in favour of Christmas but the money in the pudding is utterly worthless #NotInMyName
— Adam Digby (@Adz77) June 24, 2016
#NotInMyName The views of the old and disillusioned do not represent me or others of my age, who were denied a vote on our future.
— Jess (@indigocas) June 24, 2016
What do you think of this morning’s result?