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Business leaders assess the Brexit impact

The 'rules of the game have changed' following a vote to leave the EU, business leaders have said.

BusinessWest say although companies are resilient, it may take time before a way forward becomes clear.

James Durie told us this:

University of Bristol added that the funding they receive from the EU is not at threat.

We get tens of millions of pounds a year in funding for our research efforts, that is not at risk today, and I expect the UK to negotiate a deal with those institutions that will continue to offer us access to those funds.

– Professor Guy Orpen, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Bristol

Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees responded to the result.

I am proud Bristol voted to remain. It says a lot about where we are as a city and our culture. It showed confidence in the strength of our society and our economy, the foundations of our position as global city. The challenge presented by Leave will not stop us from pursing our aspirations for the city – to be a prosperous, inclusive and sustainable city in which no-one is left behind.

We are a global city of mixed heritage. We are a welcoming city. And we are a city of sanctuary. I pledge we will continue to be so.

– Marvin Rees


Post-referendum rally in support of refugees

Protesters at a previous rally in Bristol Credit: Stand up to Racism Bristol

More than 200 people are due to attend a rally in Bristol City Centre in protest at the EU Referendum result.

Bristol might have voted in favour of remaining in the EU, but overall the country decided to leave.

One of the key issues of the campaigns on both sides was immigration.

Today's rally has been organised by three groups: Stand Up to Racism Bristol, Bristol People's Assembly and Bristol Stop the War Coalition and is aimed at giving the message, "Refugees are welcome here".

It will take place at the Fountains at 5pm tonight, 24 June.

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