It was another busy day for Boris, Cameron and the European leaders
rom a new leader of the Conservatives to the Labour Party coup, it’s been a busy few days since Britain voted to leave the European Union. We round-up all the biggest news to emerge from the UK Brexit fallout.
NEW CONSERVATIVE LEADER IN BY SEPTEMBER
An influential Conservative Party committee says a new leader should be in place by September 2 at the latest - with nominations opening tomorrow and closing on Thursday.
The 1922 committee, which sets party policy, ruled after an emergency meeting the contest should be run under the same rules as 2005. That means lawmakers will choose and then put two candidates to the wider membership. Such a process favours established candidates. Former London Mayor Boris Johnson, the primary backer of the Leave campaign and Home Secretary Theresa May, who backed Remain, are considered the front-runners in the race to replace David Cameron.
Meanwhile, Cameron says the UK will not trigger formal EU exit talks at this stage.
He says the referendum result is “not the outcome I think is best for Britain” but says the result must be respected and implemented in the “best possible way”.
ANOTHER BAD DAY FOR LABOUR
The number of senior leaders resigning from Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour shadow cabinet grew even more.
Unlike Cameron, Corbyn has refused to resign. But top Labour officials are resigning in droves, fearful that the party could be seriously hurt if Corbyn leads them into an early election that may be called.
Angela Eagle, the party’s spokeswoman on Business Innovation and Skills, opted to resign from the senior party position in light of Britain’s vote to leave the EU. She is the most senior member of his team to resign. Eagle