The plot to block Brexit

EU Brexit“British and European politicians are plotting to block the UK’s exit from the EU. On a chaotic day in which the Labour Party went into meltdown, a campaign was started to force a second referendum. Tony Blair, Nicola Sturgeon, some pro-Remain MPs and a senior German official said a rethink was needed now the consequences of quitting the Brussels club were clear.” – Daily Mail

  • MPs could still vote against leaving – The Times (£)
  • Losers from all parties gang up to overturn vote – Daily Express
  • Petition demanding second vote investigated for fraud – Daily Mail
  • Westminster told it could take decades to unpick laws – The Times (£)
  • Cameron under pressure to go over ‘stitch-up’ fears – Daily Express
  • Liberal Democrats to pledge return to EU at next election – The Guardian
  • Britain faces up to ‘waning global influence’ – FT


  • Leadership contender sets out vision for post-Brexit Britain – Daily Express
  • Johnson outlines Brexit wishlist – The Sun


  • Lagarde urges swift action on Brexit – FT
  • Top EU official demands Britain trigger negotiations within days – Daily Mail
  • Continental leaders divided over quick divorce – The Times (£)
  • Juncker faces calls to resign after Britain votes to leave – Daily Mail


  • Commission tells Sturgeon Scotland cannot inherit Britain’s EU membership – Daily Mail
  • EU can’t stay, First Minister told – The Sun
  • ‘Squirming’ Sturgeon claims Scots will keep pound, no border with England, and stay in EU – Daily Express


  • Italy may be the next domino to fall – Wolfgang Münchau, FT
  • Ruling out third term cost Cameron the referendum and his job – Craig Woodhouse, The Sun


  • The arrogant effrontery of those wailing for a second referendum – Stephen Glover, Daily Mail
  • Hysterical lefties really need to grow up – Libby Purves, The Times (£)
  • Britain leaving is part of a broader anti-elite insurgency – Douglas Carswell, The Guardian
  • In Brussels, we have already left – Matt Holehouse, Daily Telegraph
  • Can Brexit be stopped? Anything is possible – Philip Stephens, FT



Matt Ridley: Give Gove the power to prepare for Brexit now

“If reports are true, we are in the happy position that the most senior cabinet minister in the Leave camp has no wish to stand for leader: Michael Gove. He should be told by the prime minister that he can now set up a negotiating team with power to instruct civil servants, both in London and in UKRep, the Brussels outpost, with a budget to recruit talented outsiders to help him – and to include people from the devolved administrations.” – The Times (£)

  • I can’t stress enough that Britain is, and always will be, part of Europe – Boris Johnson, Daily Telegraph
  • Let’s get the Scots and Irish on side and make this work – Andrea Leadsom, The Times (£)
  • Parliament must decide what Brexit means in the interests of the whole UK – Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Daily Telegraph

>Today: Nadhim Zahawi’s column: I voted Leave. But now we must govern for the 48 per cent as well as the 52 per cent.

Chancellor breaks cover today to reassure markets

OSBORNE non-broken sword“The continued turmoil comes as George Osborne prepares to make an early statement to try to reassure financial markets. Mr Osborne, whose failure to speak publicly since the narrow win for Leave has attracted criticism, will set out how the Government intends to move forward and ‘protect the national interest’, a Treasury spokesman said.” – Daily Mail

  • ‘Britain is open for business’, claims Osborne – Daily Telegraph
  • Chancellor seeks to calm investors – FT
  • Pound decline slows as Osborne stays on – FT
  • Sterling rises as Chancellor says he’ll ‘make Brexit work’ – Daily Express
  • Farage claims UK heading for recession ‘regardless of Brexit’ – The Guardian


  • Project Fear? It’s all in the past, claims Javid – Daily Mail
  • Business Secretary aims to soothe troubled markets – The Sun

Trade and investment:

  • Future uncertain for UK infrastructure projects – FT
  • German car makers demand Britain be allowed to carry on trading –Daily Mail
  • Aldi and Lidl set to benefit most from Brexit – The Sun


  • Banks begin moving personnel abroad – FT
  • City has lost its voice with Brexit, warns Lord Hill – FT


  • Duncan Smith ‘backpedals’ on NHS funding claim – The Times (£)


  • Osborne has to go – Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph
  • We will make an orderly exit to secure the City’s future – Chris Grayling, FT
  • Brexit may not be the Lehman moment people fear – Ben Marlow, Daily Telegraph
  • Britain can rise to this challenge, if we move fast – Alex Brummer, Daily Mail
  • We have our independence, now let the pound fall and boost exports – Roger Bootle, Daily Telegraph

>Yesterday: ToryDiary: Where’s Osborne’s Punishment Budget?

Dominic Lawson: The architects of ‘Project Fear’ must pay for their lies

“The talking down of the British economy – by the Business Secretary, of all people – as if it were the mere tail of the EU dog: this was just ‘a campaign issue’? Let’s just forget all about it, shall we, and move on? I won’t forget about it and I don’t think many businessmen and women will. They have been deliberately terrified by the Chancellor and his acolyte Javid. The Business Secretary yesterday told Marr that they ‘had no reason to be panicking’ about Britain’s imminent EU exit. This, after spending weeks actively trying to panic them over that very prospect.” – Daily Mail

  • Johnson and Gove attacked by Cameron allies over ‘mendacious’ campaign – Daily Telegraph


  • A supreme and magnificent exercise in people power – Simon Heffer, Daily Telegraph


Leadership 1) Chancellor mulls deal to make former Mayor Prime Minister

BORIS blue and red“George Osborne is weighing up whether to back Boris Johnson’s bid to become the next Tory leader and prime minister, The Times understands. The chancellor, who supported the Remain campaign and made repeated warnings about the cataclysmic economic risks of quitting the EU, could ride in behind Mr Johnson, the former mayor of London who was the most prominent advocate for Brexit. – The Times (£)

  • Johnson heaps praise on Osborne amidst reports he could be offered Foreign Office – Daily Mail
  • Gove heads plot to get rivals out of Vote Leave ally’s way – The Sun


  • Brand Boris always a winner despite meagre achievements – Sonia Purnell, The Times (£)
  • Johnson will need more than one-liners to unite Tories – Andy Coulson, Daily Telegraph
  • He must work fast to stop Brexit being seen as an act of treachery – Matthew d’Ancona, The Guardian


  • Boris dons his cricket whites, but where’s George? – Patrick Kidd, The Times (£)

>Today: Nick Boles in Comment: I’m a moderniser. I backed Remain. And here’s why I believe Johnson should be the next Conservative leader

Leadership 2) May launches leadership bid claiming she can get best possible Brussels deal

“Theresa May will this week trigger a fierce battle for the premiership with Boris Johnson by claiming she can secure the best post-Brexit deal from Brussels. The Home Secretary will say that – unlike her rival – she has a proven track record of extracting concessions from the EU over the likes of sham marriages.” – Daily Mail

  • ‘Stop Johnson’ plot threatens to delay contest for months – The Times (£)
  • Cameron will stay and fight on from backbenches – The Times (£)


  • Politics will be poorer without Cameron – Clare Foges, The Times (£)



Greening announces same-sex relationship

GREENING Flickr“Justine Greening, the international development secretary, has revealed she is in a same-sex relationship, reinforcing Britain’s record for having the world’s most gay parliament. Ms Greening, 47, becomes the first openly lesbian woman to serve in the cabinet and joins 35 other known gay MPs. This dwarfs the parliaments of Sweden and the Netherlands, which have 12 and ten gay MPs respectively.” – The Times (£)

Shadow Cabinet resignations herald coup against Corbyn

“Labour’s deputy leader was set to knife Jeremy Corbyn last night after 11 members of the shadow cabinet stormed out over his disastrous leadership in the referendum campaign. Sources believed Tom Watson would tell Mr Corbyn to quit for the sake of the party when the two men hold crisis talks today to discuss EU referendum fallout.” – Daily Mail



  • How they plotted to overthrow the leader – Andrew Pierce, Daily Mail
  • Future leadership runners and riders – Daily Telegraph


  • UKIP sets its sights on the North of England – The Times (£)
  • Labour HQ told activists to avoid migration in campaign – The Guardian


  • Labour needs a new leader who can unite MPs – Frank Field, The Times (£)
  • Beneath the modest image beats a socialist heart consumed by ambition – Rosa Prince, Daily Telegraph



News in Brief:

  • Turkish police use tear gas on pride parade in Istanbul – Daily Mail
  • Poles and Muslims targeted in sudden rise in hate crime – The Times (£)
  • Tory commission calls for cooler Chinese relations over human rights concerns – Daily Telegraph
  • Rajoy defies expectations to emerge winner in Spanish election – FT
  • Football terror plot foiled – The Sun

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