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The chancellor will give his first speech since Britain voted to leave the EU. Reuters


That's a wrap for today's live blog. Make sure to follow @IBTimesUK and for all of your political and business news as the fallout unfolds in the wake of the UK voting to split from the EU.


Meanwhile, Leave.EU co-founder and Ukip donor Arron Banks has told the Electoral Commission to "bite me".

Leave.EU statement


Michael Gove and Boris Johnson, the Tory duo behind Vote Leave's EU referendum victory, are nowhere to be seen. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron demanded Cameron tell him where the top Conservatives are. "It's not up to me to ensure attendance in the chamber," the outgoing prime minister replies.

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Michael Gove and Boris Johnson speaking on a Vote Leave platform Stefan Rousseau


Outspoken Labour MP Dennis Skinner shows his support for Jeremy Corbyn. We're pressuming he didn't mean 'V' for victory...

Dennis Skinner v-sign

UPDATE: There's a Vine!


SNP's Angus Robertson has told Cameron Scotland has "no intention" of leaving the EU given they voted to stay in by such a huge margin.

He said:

We have no intention whatsoever of seeing Scotland taken out of Europe - that would be totally, totally democratically unacceptable. We are a European country and we will stay a European country and if that means we have to have an independence referendum to protect our place, so be it.


Corbyn also managed to thank Cameron for some of his services to the UK during his time as prime minister.

He told MPs:

On a personal note, I have many fundamental disagreements with the policies of the Prime Minister and his government, nevertheless, he led a government that delivered equal marriage against the majority of his own MPs and was right to do, I want to thank him too for his response to the Bloody Sunday inquiry and his reaction to the tragic murder of Jo Cox."


Full quote from Cameron regarding not triggering Article 50 just yet.

In the last few days I've spoken to Chancellor Angela Merkel Francois Hollande and a number of other European leaders. We have discussed the need to be further negotiations and in particular the fact that the British government will not trigger Article 50 at this stage.​"


Cameron repeats line that leaving EU was "not the path I wanted to be taken".

Now Corbyn takes the stand, calls the vote a "reflection on the significance of the issue" but accepts the people's vote. Corbyn invokes some laughter when he mentions how people have felt felt "disenfranchised and powerless".


Cameron confirms Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and Gibraltar will be involved in future discussions with EU ahead of their exit. Cameron said he will not be triggering Article 50 until Britain knows what kind of relationship they want with Europe - something their new incoming PM must decide.


Cameron makes joke while welcoming new Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan, telling her to keep her phone on as she "might be in shadow cabinet by end of the day".

"And I thought I was having a bad day" he adds.

Also repeats line about the vote being the "biggest democratic exercise in our history".

Cameron uses opportunity to condemn recent examples of racism across the UK in the wake of the Brexit vote. He told MPs: "We will not stand for hate crime or these kinds of attacks - they must be stamped out."


Keir Starmer, junior shadow minister and former Director of public prosecutions, is the latest name to resign over the Corbyn saga.


David Cameron is set to make a statement in the House of Commons on the EU referendum outcome at around 3.30pm.


According to pro-Labour group Momentum, there will be as many as 4000 people gathering outside parliament at 6pm tonight to show solidarity for the troubled Labour leader.

Emma Rees, a national organiser for Momentum, said:

"The huge numbers of people signed up for tonight's rally in such a short space of time just goes to show the popularity of Jeremy Corbyn and his ideas.

"Momentum supporters are disappointed with the orchestrated Shadow Cabinet resignations. These actions are grossly irresponsible at a time of national crisis following the Brexit vote.

"We are ready to throw everything at building the Labour Party and the movement for a New Politics that Jeremy Corbyn leads."

Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the FBU, said:

"If there was any right time to back the labour party leader, it is now. But it's not just the right time – it is critical.

"Jeremy Corbyn has a long history of solid support for firefighters and the FBU, and he has pledged that if he came to power he would ensure investment in the service instead of cutting it to the bone. He is a committed trade unionist who holds very dear the value of workers' rights and fairness in the workplace. To desert him now would be very short sighted. What happened to 'Jez We Can', and to the enormous feeling of optimism in this country when he became leader of the labour party?

"It is time to pull together, get behind the party's elected leader and give him the support he needs to do the job he was appointed to do. I will be speaking tonight at the Momentum event and hope that this rally will galvanize party members into supporting the man they elected."


We have a video of former shadow armed forces minister Toby Perkins explainng why he left Corbyn's cabinet.

Toby Perkins explains why he resigned from Labour's Shadow Cabinet IBTimes UK


uhe Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union have also come out in support of Corbyn while condemning those who have left over the past two days.

The union added in a statement:

In advance of the EU referendum, we raised questions that were central concerns for our members around jobs, pay and public services, and these were not adequately addressed by either side.

We were also deeply concerned about how the debate was dominated by the demonisation of migrants and attempts to undermine the value of immigration to our society.

The result forced the resignation of the prime minister, who deserves to shoulder the blame for failing to persuade enough Tory party members to back him in a referendum he chose to call to appease his backbenchers.

Attempts to blame Jeremy Corbyn are nothing more than shameful opportunism. We are not affiliated to the Labour party, but we have publicly supported Jeremy and were honoured that he became the first Labour leader to address our annual conference last month.

At that conference he promised to restore national pay negotiations in the civil service - something New Labour refused to do in 13 years - and pledged to oppose further cuts to pay and redundancy terms, and repeal the Tories' Trade Union Act. He has also been a leading voice for decades against racism and discrimination, campaigning for change for many things we now take for granted.

On this basis, we believe PCS members' interests are best served by Jeremy's continued leadership and we want to carry on working with him and his team to develop policy and opposition to this Tory government.

The fallout from the referendum has created enormous uncertainty for our members and we will urgently be seeking assurances from the government on issues including job security and employment rights.

Our national executive will meet this week to discuss this and how to provide support to Jeremy facing opposition from MPs in his own party, many of whom have in the past been proponents of cuts to our members' jobs and pay.


Elsewhere, Unision general secretary Dave Prentis has come out in support of Corbyn.

He added:

"Last summer, our union nominated Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader, and a great number of our members voted for him in the Labour leadership contest.

"Support for Jeremy remains the position of this union, as determined by our members through our democratic structures.

"Our Labour Party members' conference next week will have an open and honest debate about the future of the Party, and how Labour can win the coming election.

"It is not the Parliamentary Labour Party or trade unions who now elect the leader – it is party members and affiliate supporters, and that mandate should be respected.

"It is essential that the Labour Party is united in dealing with the huge threats to our economy, society, the disturbing rise of racism in our communities and attacks on public services as our country faces a period of huge uncertainty.

"The Tories are divided, but at this crucial time, Labour should not be. As we appear to be moving towards an early general election, our members need strong and united leadership from the Labour Party.

"If MPs choose not to serve in the shadow cabinet, the Labour leader has a right to seek to form a shadow cabinet and lead our party as long as he has the support of Party members."

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Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home Rob Stothard/ Getty Images

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Alan Johnson said Corbyn's office had had 'conflicting objectives' to those of the rest of the party. Getty

Labour Party veteran Alan Johnson has launched a scathing attack on Corbyn, with the leader of the Labour In claiming his office office was "working against the rest of the Party" with regards to the EU Referendum at times.

In an email, Johnson added:

As Chair of 'Labour In For Britain' I take my share of responsibility for the way the Labour campaign was run. I couldn't have wished for a better Head of the campaign than Brian Duggan; and our Labour Party staff and activists, from Iain McNicol to our Regional staff and CLPs, were magnificent. They cannot be blamed for the outcome and should be very proud of the work they did.

Everyone else needs to make their own assessment as to whether more could have been done to prevent this disastrous result. I will certainly do this, as I hope will the Leader's Office. At times it felt as if they were working against the rest of the Party and had conflicting objectives.

I was proud to work with some great people who tried their very best to get the result we all wanted. Nobody in the Leadership had the right to undermine their efforts.


After just thinking it's been a while since someone left the shadow cabinet, along comes MP for Liverpool Wavertree Luciana Berger to announce she's stepping down from her role as minister for mental health.


If you've lost count on the number of resignations in the Labour camp so far – and no one would blame you if you had – then here's a quick video of most of them so far in tweet form.

Resignation tweets from Shadow Cabinet members IBTimes UK


Moving away from the Labour leadership crisis for (possibly) just one moment, there's some breaking news that the Tory party's 1922 committee has recommended a new Conservative leader should be in place by 2 September at the latest, with nominations closing on Thursday (30 June).

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Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha walk back into 10 Downing street after announcing his resignation Ben Stanstall/ AFP


It's not just his own MPs who are calling for Corbyn to stand down as now London Young Labour (LYL) have attacked the party leader for failing to deliver a "clear or passionate Labour message for why to vote Remain".

They added in a statement:

To those young people damaged by this result, there must be action. Jeremy Corbyn failed to articulate what so many young people believed was right- to remain in the EU – and failed to turn large numbers of young people out to vote.

His leadership left large proportions of our membership confused as to where Labour stood on the EU, and damaged us in Labour heartlands. In many Labour areas, the electorate voted to Leave the EU by a large margin, despite the party's position backing a Remain vote.

We believe that the Labour Party London Young Labour (LYL) exists to promote Labour candidates and socialist values. Leaving the European Union is a huge blow to those values – it is much worse than losing a general election.

This will mean huge losses for young people. Lost jobs, opportunities, studying, friendships, relationships as well as a loss to London as a global city.


And another one


Here's another resignation.


John McDonnell, who still has his job in the cabinet as Labour shadow chancellor, has given his opinion of Osborne's speech from earlier.

John McDonnell blames Osborne for 'fragile' economy IBTimes UK