David Cameron has said that the government will not rush into negotiations to leave the European Union or be dictated to as to its terms, telling parliament the decision was “for Britain, and Britain alone, to take”.
Britain will have a new prime minister by 2 September, after the executive of the Conservative party’s backbench 1922 Committee set a tighter than expected timetable for selecting a new leader.
The majority of the shadow cabinet have resigned from their positions on the frontbench in the last 36 hours.
Now there has been a vote for Brexit, there are calls in other countries for people to have their say on the European Union.
Jeremy Corbyn has defiantly announced a raft of shadow cabinet appointments as more frontbenchers resigned in protest, demanding he quit as Labour leader.
The US secretary of state, John Kerry, is flying into Brussels for urgent talks at the start of a crunch week for Europe as leaders struggle to contain the fallout from Britain’s seismic decision to leave the EU.
Boris Johnson and Theresa May, the main contenders to succeed David Cameron as prime minister, are set to launch their formal leadership bids this week amid a slightly chaotic and febrile atmosphere inside the Tory party, with renewed splits developing between leave and remain supporters.
Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of trying to consistently “weaken and sabotage” Labour’s campaign to keep Britain inside the EU by one of his own MPs, who was heavily involved in the effort.
Jeremy Corbyn will attempt to confront the crisis facing his leadership on Monday morning as he enters emergency talks with the deputy Labour leader, Tom Watson, amid a series of further shadow cabinet walkouts and a likely vote of no confidence from his MPs.
David Davis, the Brexit secretary, has been snubbed by UK retail bosses after he tried to call an industry meeting to discuss the pros and cons of exiting the EU.
Nick Clegg has suggested he could follow David Cameron, with whom he spent five years in coalition, out of parliament before 2020.
Jeremy Corbyn has urged his supporters to campaign for jobs and the NHS once the current leadership battle is over.