The anti-immigrant sentiment of the Brexit debate has swept all before it in many parts of the UK, but in Scotland the tone is very different as the country grapples with the consequences of Thursday’s historic vote.
Britain was heading into a period of unprecedented political, constitutional and economic crisis on Saturday night as European leaders stepped up demands for it to quit the EU as soon as possible.
Jeremy Corbyn has defended Labour’s campaigning in the EU referendum, telling a heckler at London’s Pride festival: “I did all I could”, after earlier using a defiant speech to insist he would resist attempts to topple him.
The UK’s most senior diplomat in Brussels, Jonathan Hill, is resigning following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, as “what is done cannot be undone”.
Theresa May, the home secretary, is emerging as the leading choice for a “Stop Boris” candidate among Conservative MPs who want a new prime minister to unify the party after Britain’s vote to leave the EU.
At 10pm on Thursday, David Cameron’s team thought they were going to win.
American reaction to Britain’s referendum on membership of the European Union was divided sharply along party lines on Friday.
Nicola Sturgeon is to publish a draft bill next week calling for a second Scottish independence referendum in a direct challenge to Theresa May’s hardline stance on Britain leaving the EU.
Downing Street has refused to rule out the possibility of the UK continuing to pay budget contributions to the EU after Britain’s departure from the bloc, as analysis suggested the country could face a €20bn (£18bn) “Brexit divorce” bill in shared payment liabilities.
Thangam Debbonaire is to return to Jeremy Corbyn’s front benches only four months after resigning as a shadow minister.