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David Cameron will meet EU leaders for the first time since the referendum Reuters
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After another tumultuous day that saw Jeremy Corbyn refuse to resign despite suffering a one-sided "no confidence" motion result, David Cameron and Nigel Farage head to Europe in very different moods and the emergence of potential candidates to head up the Conservative Party (not Boris), it is no more clear what the political landscape of a post-Brexit Britain may look like. The rest of the picture outside Europe – the British economy, justice system, immigration, education - is murkier still. And it seems it will be a while yet before anything approaching clarity is in sight.

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It did not take long for Jeremy Corbyn to respond to the motion. And to no one's surprise he chose to hang on. His statement in full:

"In the aftermath of last week's referendum, our country faces major challenges. Risks to the economy and living standards are growing. The public is divided.

"The Government is in disarray. Ministers have made it clear they have no exit plan, but are determined to make working people pay with a new round of cuts and tax rises.

"Labour has the responsibility to give a lead where the Government will not. We need to bring people together, hold the Government to account, oppose austerity and set out a path to exit that will protect jobs and incomes.

"To do that we need to stand together. Since I was elected leader of our party nine months ago, we have repeatedly defeated the Government over its attacks on living standards.

"Last month, Labour become the largest party in the local elections. In Thursday's referendum, a narrow majority voted to leave, but two thirds of Labour supporters backed our call for a remain vote.

"I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning. Today's vote by MPs has no constitutional legitimacy.

"We are a democratic party, with a clear constitution. Our people need Labour party members, trade unionists and MPs to unite behind my leadership at a critical time for our country."


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has lost the vote of no confidence from the party's MPs, Sky News is reporting.

A Labour spokesperson says: "Following the ballot conducted today, the Parliamentary Labour Party has accepted the following motion: That this PLP has no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Parliamentary Labour Party."


Meanwhile, Westminster Bridge next to the Houses of Parliament and Portcullis House has been shut by the Metropolitan Police. The bomb squad are probing a 'suspicious vehicle' with a robot.


Pat Glass was promoted to Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet yesterday, today she says she will retire as an MP at the next general election.


Couple more videos while we wait news from Cameron's meeting. First up we have President of the European Council Donald Tusk giving his opinion on the UK's Brexit.

Donald Tusk: 'This is not the scenario we were dreaming about' Reuters

And another one featuring George Osborne suggesting the UK should not trigger the crucial Article 50 until relationship with EU is clear.

Osborne: UK should not trigger article 50 until relationship with EU is clear Reuters


As well as Cameron, other photos are emerging of the leaders of EU nations arriving for the meeting in Brussels.

EU Summit: Mark Rutte
Netherland's Prime minister Mark Rutte at the European Union headquarters in Brussels. Thierry Charlier/ AFP
EU Summit: Charles Michel
Belgium's Prime minister Charles Michel gestures to journalists Philippe Huguen/ AFP
EU Summit: Juha Sipila
Finland's Prime minister Juha Sipila Thierry Charlier/ AFP
Mariano Rajoy
Spain's Prime minister Mariano Rajoy waves to journalists as he arrives Philippe Huguen/ AFP
EU Summit: Bohuslav Sobotka
Bohuslav Sobotka, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic attends a European Council Meeting at the Council of the European Union in Brussels Dan Kitwood/ Getty Images


Cameron explaining his intentions as he arrives in Brussels for the EU Council.


Stephen Crabb has officially put his name forward in the Tory party leadership race, Politico is reporting.

The UK world and pensions secretary is seen as viable candidate for having a polar opposite upbringing to the old Etonians such as Johnson or Cameron, growing up in a council house Pembrokeshire, west Wales.

Whether the Conservatives will consider him ready to (presumably) become prime minster is another thing, however.

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Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb Getty


For reasons I'm not quite sure yet, Keanu Reeves how showed up in Westminster's Portcullis House and is speaking to MPs.


First minister Nicola Sturgeon has told the Scottish parliament that "Scotland's voice will be heard" with regards to wanting to remain as a member of the EU.

She added that while she is looking into the possibility of a second referendum in a country which voted remain by 62% to 38%, it is not the first thing she is campaigning for.

Sturgeon said: "To ensure that the option of holding a referendum within the timeframe of UK negotiations on leaving the EU is viable, we will prepare the legislation now and secure time for it in our forthcoming legislative programme.

"However, let me clear about this - if the government concludes that the only way to protect Scotland's place in the EU is through a referendum on independence we will return to Parliament with that judgement and it will then be for Parliament to decide.

"I am not asking parliament to endorse that step today. A vote for this motion is not a vote for a referendum on independence."

She added: "Scotland spoke clearly for Remain and I am determined that Scotland's voice will be heard."

Nicola Sturgeon at the European Policy Centre
Nicola Sturgeon speaking at the European Policy Centre in Brussels Yves Herman/Reuters


Sky News have obtained some pretty excruciating footage of Corbyn attempting to show off his new shadow cabinet to the media. At one point, the Labour leader forgets his microphone is still on and can be heard saying "this seems like a bad idea".

Later on in the clip, potential leadership challenger Tom Watson is then moved from his seat next to Corbyn and replaced by Corbyn's PPS Steve Rotheram. On the other side of Corbyn, Cat Smith, new shadow minister for voter engagement and youth affairs and known Corbyn supporter, is replaced by Emily Thornberry.


A story that is doing the rounds on social media involves an alleged hate incident which took place on a tram in Manchester involving two youths telling a man to "go back to Africa".

Chief Inspector Gareth Parkin of GMP's City of Manchester Team, said: "We are aware of a video of a hate incident that has surfaced online this morning.

"This is a disgusting display of abuse which quite frankly has no place in society. All hate incidents are treated with the upmost severity and this behaviour will not be tolerated in Greater Manchester.

"I'm strongly urging anyone who recognises the men in the video to come forward and help us with our investigation. The incident happened at around 7.40am this morning, Tuesday 28 June, on a tram travelling towards the city centre.

"We will continue to monitor this situation and would strongly encourage anyone who thinks they may have experienced or witnessed hate crime to report it by calling the police on 101, contacting Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or via the True Vision website at:"

The full story about the incident, including video footage, can be seen here.


Corbyn is also being urged by SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson to appoint a new Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland to replace Ian Murray, the only Labour MP in Scotland, following his resignation from the shadow cabinet.

Robertson said:

"Jeremy Corbyn clearly has a lot on his mind at the moment, but he must make the appointment of a Shadow Scottish Secretary a priority.

"While the Scottish National Party continues to provide effective opposition and strong leadership, the Scottish people also deserve to have scrutiny of the UK government by the official opposition. I have written to the Labour Leader, urging him to make the appointment - Scotland deserves better at this crucial time.

"While Jeremy Corbyn has made several appointments to his new shadow cabinet, failing to appoint a Shadow Scottish Secretary is letting the people of Scotland down."

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SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson Getty


Chris Evans, the MP for Islwyn, has tweeted his two page letter to Corbyn urging him to resign so Labour can elect a new leader to "repair the damage that you have done".


According to the Telegraph, influential political adviser Sir Lynton Crosby is preparing the back Boris Johnson for the next Tory party leader.

The Telegraph reports:

The Australian election strategist, who masterminded the Conservative Party's 2015 general election victory, is understood to have met Mr Johnson in recent days to discuss his plans.

The Telegraph understands that Sir Lynton has agreed to take a role in the campaign if Mr Johnson declares his candidacy later this week.

Sir Lynton's support would come as a huge boost to Mr Johnson, whose main opponent is likely to be Theresa May, the Home Secretary.

Sir Lynton, who did not assist either the Remain or Leave campaigns during the referendum, ran both of Mr Johnson's successful bids to become the mayor of London.


David Cameron has arrived in Brussels ahead of his meeting with fellow leaders of the EU.

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David Cameron shakes hands with European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a meeting at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels Getty


Looks like we have another resignation from the cabinet as Alan Whitehead quits as Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister.


Returning to the Labour leadership crisis, IBT UK columnist Alastair Campbell writes that "the British public will never elect Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister.

"Yes, he was elected leader by a landslide. Yes, he attracted lots of new members. Yes, he is right that division and inequality are massive problems in our country," states the political aide and author, best known for his work as Director of Communications and Strategy for Prime Minister Tony Blair between 1997 and 2003.

"But he is not going to be asked to solve them and, what's more, for all the fine words, he has given little indication of how he would try."

Campbell adds: "If you think Corbyn has to go, join the Labour Party, and help make that happen so that it can become a proper functioning campaigning party again, not a hard left sect and vanity project, as a general election nears."


Meanwhile, in Brussels European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker has complained that he just doesn't get the respect he deserves in Britain.

"I am accused of being undemocratic, a faceless bureaucrat, some kind of robot.That is the way I am portrayed in the United Kingdom," Juncker said. "I am willing to recognise this vote in the United Kingdom, but it has been turned against me. I respect what the British people have said and I would like to be respected."


Here's a video from the speech by Cooper:


Elsewhere, our reporter Ian Silvera is at a Westminster speech by Yvette Cooper, who is urging Corbyn to stand down.


Back in the UK, former defence secretary Liam Fox is stongly rumoured to be running for the Conservative leadership, a source tells the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.

Fox resigned in disgrace in 2011 due to his relationship with Adam Werritty, a friend of Fox who was allowed to attend meetings with military figures and diplomats, as well as foreign trips despite having no official role in government.

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Former defence secretary Liam Fox Reuters


Extract of the speech from Smith which earned him a standing ovation in Brussels:

"While I am proudly Scottish, I am also proudly European. Please remember Scotland did not let you down and I beg you colleagues, do not let Scotland down now."