These are the lines sent to Labour MPs by party spin doctors this morning:
Referendum 0600 script
Clearly many communities across our country feel left behind and cut off by the political establishment in Brussels and Westminster. This was a rejection of the status quo by millions of people who are not sharing in the wealth of this country, for whom the economy is not working.
After this divisive campaign and close vote, the first task is to come together and heal the divisions. Our country is divided and things need to change. Politicians on all sides must respect the voice of the British people, who have spoken.
Labour is the only party that can meet the challenge we now face. We realise that people want politicians who put them ﬁrst. As the party that stands up for working people, Labour is best placed re-unite the country – we can do so as we did not engage in project fear, and we share people’s dissatisfaction with the status quo, which is why we put a critical case for both remain and reform.
In making this argument Labour showed that it is far closer to the centre of gravity of the British public than other political parties. Jeremy is uniquely placed as a critical remainer. He understands why people voted to leave, he understood people’s criticisms of Europe – and is the only leader of a major party in Britain to whom that applies.
The Tories cannot possibly provide the leadership we need — they are divided from top to bottom.
It is hard to see how David Cameron has a long-term future as Prime Minister, but Labour’s immediate priority is to stabilise the country and the markets.
All hail Jez, apparently…