Boris Johnson has complained about the burden of EU regulations that protect consumers from sheep disease similar to BSE entering the human food chain.
Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has intervened for the first time in the EU referendum debate, saying Britain could be left with a raw deal if it leaves.
David Cameron was confronted by an English literature student during Thursday night’s Sky News EU referendum debate after she accused him of “waffling” about the risks posed by Turkey’s links with Islamic extremists. Soraya Bouazzaoui said she wanted to vote for the UK to stay in the union, but said the remain campaign had been “nothing but scaremongering”.
The Scottish parliament has voted narrowly in favour of a ban on fracking, after Scottish National party MSPs abstained following a debate that gave a strong indication of the changed nature of the new Holyrood chamber.
Jeremy Corbyn must be “bolder and braver” in making the case for immigration in the UK if he is to win over Labour voters to the cause of remaining in the EU, according to the boss of one of Britain’s biggest unions.
George Osborne and the former Labour chancellor Alistair Darling have challenged the leaders of Vote Leave over what they call their “uncounted and unworkable” proposals for taking Britain out of the European Union.
The home secretary, Theresa May, has made further concessions on the snooper’s charter, including on the key issue of privacy, before a Commons battle over the bill next week.
Vicente del Bosque has claimed Spain are favourites to win a third successive European Championship after seeing his side beat South Korea 6-1. Alvaro Morata and Nolito each scored twice as the champions from 2008 and 2012 warmed up for their defence in style. Manchester City’s David Silva and Cesc Fàbregas of Chelsea were also on target in Salzburg.
Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson has called for a ban on hedge funds to commission private exit polls for the EU referendum.