Brexit fallout: Fiery debate at EU parliament


Britain's departing Prime Minister David Cameron is in Brussels to meet European Union leaders for the first time since the country voted for Brexit.

But one of the leading Brexiters, Nigel Farage, isn't helping Mr Cameron, delivering a blistering anti-EU speech in the European parliament.

Mr Farage is still a Member of the European Parliament and greeted his arch-foe, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, like a long-lost friend.

They agree on one thing: that Britain should quit as soon as possible. But that's about it.

Mr Juncker accused Mr Farage of misleading the public with Brexit promises.

"You lied, you didn't tell the truth, you fabricated reality," he says.

While Mr Farage fired back saying the nation wanted "our country back".

"We want our country back, we want our fishing waters back, we want our borders back," he says.

"We want to be an independent self-governing normal nation and that's what we have done and that is what must happen."

Back in the UK, reported hate crime is up 57 percent since the referendum result -- a referendum which drummed up fear about immigration.

And these are turbulent times for all parties. 

Opposition MPs will vote on Tuesday in a secret ballot on a motion of no confidence in leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Twenty-one of his shadow cabinet of 31 resigned yesterday, and the Times described a subsequent meeting with him as "open warfare".

But in any fresh election Mr Corbyn will count on the support of thousands of left-wing activists.

At least after two disastrous trading days in which all the credit rating agencies downgraded the UK, its markets are showing signs of recovering. The main index opened up two percent.