Justin Welby tells Remainers to “stop whingeing” and accept the Brexit referendum result. “The majority voted Leave… that is democracy”
Archbishop of Canterbury has called for Remainers to “stop whingeing” and accept the result of the Brexit referendum. Following an open letter on Brexit (doom and gloom) signed by 60% of Diocesan Bishops, the Archbishop of Canterbury has called on Remainers (including Bishops) to “stop whingeing”, and accept the result of the Brexit referendum and get on with reconciling the nation. In remarks reported by the Church Times, he said: “We have to take seriously the fact that the majority voted Leave. We may not like it, but that is democracy; and that means we have to stop whingeing about it and do something about reuniting the country.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury said those who voted to stay in the EU must now “take seriously the fact that the majority voted Leave”, stating: “We may not like it, but that is democracy.”
He added that Remainers “have to stop whingeing” and “do something about reuniting the country.”
Welby has been in talks to chair a proposed “citizens’ forum” intended by MPs to help avoid a no-deal exit from the EU, but he is against the idea of a second referendum.
In comments made during a question and answer session he stated that he was a “democrat” and did not support re-running the vote.
Archbishop Welby also suggested that MPs were being “broken” by “hatred and division” over Brexit.
Meanwhile, The Archbishop later apologised for comments he made.
Welby shared on social media his regret over hurting people’s feelings with his “careless” and “insensitive” remarks saying: “I am aware of the upset after I talked about the need to “stop whingeing” about the Brexit referendum result.
He went on to say that Christians have a responsibility to be “salt and light” and to “admit when they go wrong.”
In his Facebook post the Archbishop insists the intention of his comments was to discourage hateful language and promote unity and reconciliation at a time of great division across the country.
He went on to say that although he has concerns over the political climate and the implications a no-deal Brexit could have on the poor, he recognises that all Christians are united by their faith in Christ, regardless of their politic views.