27 June 2016 - Political consequences of EU referendum
Brian Taylor (BBC Scotland, 26/06/2016)
To recap. The Prime Minister has resigned. The leader of the opposition is resisting pressure from senior colleagues to follow suit.
And, lest we forget in this temporary focus upon party leadership, the people of the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union after 43 years of membership.
In these unprecedented circumstances, it is understandable that there is a degree of uncertainty in the immediate response to events.
That disquiet includes Scotland where the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is seeking to draft a distinct reaction within the distinctive Scottish body politic.
Severin Carrell and Jennifer Rankin (The Guardian, 25/06/2016)
The first minister has disclosed that she is to invite all EU diplomats based in Scotland to a summit at her official residence in Edinburgh within the next two weeks in a bid to sidestep the UK government.
After Scotland voted 62% to 38% to stay in the EU, she said she planned to begin immediate discussions with the European commission to “protect Scotland’s relationship with the EU and our place in the single market”.
Laura Hughes, Barney Henderson Rob Crilly and Chiara Palazzo (The Telegraph, 27/06/2016)
Jeremy Corbyn was facing a leadership coup on Sunday night as the Left attempted to unite to overturn Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Twelve members of the Labour shadow cabinet left office yesterday amid a series of staggered resignations and demands that Mr Corbyn make way for a pro-EU candidate who can fight against the British public’s demand for Brexit.
Tom Watson, the deputy Labour leader will today hold crisis talks with Mr Corbyn, who is being propped up by the trade unions despite losing the backing of most Labour MPs.
Anushka Asthana, Rajeev Syal and Rowena Mason (The Guardian, 26/06/2016)
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.
The Labour leader, who was left reeling after his decision to sack the shadow foreign secretary, Hilary Benn, was followed by the resignations of 11 senior shadow cabinet members, said he would not “betray the trust” of the people who voted for him by stepping down. He vowed to stand against anyone challenging him for the leadership.
But Corbyn has come under huge pressure from the resignations, which will pitch politicians against Labour party members who elected Corbyn by an overwhelming majority in a battle for the heart of the party.
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