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Tory MP: Racism 'genie let out of bottle' by referendum

Simon Hoare Credit: HOC

A genie of racism has been let out of its bottle as a consequence of the EU referendum, a Conservative MP.

Simon Hoare, the MP for North Dorset, cited a tweet sent to a black woman which said "Go home". The tweet also called for Afro-Caribbean and Asian people to leave the country, and for all immigrants to leave the UK, in order to "make Britain great again".

Mr Hoare said that he believed the racism to be "an unintended" consequence of the EU referendum campaigning.

The Prime Minister responded by saying that police had resources to deal with hate-crimes as their budgets had been protected, and laws were in place to deal with them.

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PM: We should seek to replace EU commissioner

Gisela Stuart MP, who a prominent member of the Leave campaign, asked whether the EU commissioner will be replaced.

"Let me pay tribute to Jonathan Hill who worked incredibly hard. I'm very sad to see him go," he responded.

"I think should try to seek a replacement, because the fact is we are a full member of this organisation, a contributing member, a paying member until we leave, and therefore we should have a Commissioner."

Yvette Cooper: 'Britain feels divided'

Yvette Cooper Credit: HOC

The EU referendum has left the UK divided, Yvette Cooper has said.

In a bid to repair the divide, the Labour MP called on the Government to create a cross-party committee which would also include an array of voices from across the country, to negotiate the country's future and its relationship with the EU.

David Cameron reassures Polish PM on hate crimes

The Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydłoto and UK PM David Cameron. Credit: Reuters.

David Cameron has spoken to the Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydłoto to reassure her following reports of hate crimes against Polish immigrants in Britain.

Speaking to parliament on Monday, Mr Cameron said:

I spoke to the Polish prime minister this afternoon to say how concerned I was about the attacks that have taken place and to reassure her that we are doing everything we could to protect Polish citizens in our country.

– David Cameron, UK Prime Minister

Mr Cameron's comment on Monday came as police released figures showing reports of hate crimes increasing by 54%, from Thursday to Sunday last week.

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PM says Northern Ireland issue up to Westminster

The Prime Minister was asked by an MP representing constituents in Northern Ireland whether he can reassure over what will happen on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic Ireland.

"On the issue of a border poll, there are rules for that set out in the Good Friday Agreement, and I don't believe they have been triggered.

"In terms of the decision to leave the EU, and how we do it, that is principally a matter for this Westminster United Kingdom parliament."

Dani Alves seals Juventus deal after leaving Barcelona

Juventus have signed Dani Alves on a two-year contract after the Brazilian full-back decided to end his eight-year Barcelona career.

The 33-year-old, who passed his medical on Monday, had 12 months left on his contract in Spain but asked to leave earlier this month after winning his sixth La Liga title.

Alves was a regular for Barcelona since joining from Sevilla in 2008 and enjoyed a trophy-laden time at the Nou Camp, including the treble in 2014-15.

Cameron: Government to take responsibility for falling pound value

David Cameron Credit: HOC

Former leader of the SNP, Alex Salmond, questioned David Cameron in the House of Commons on the falling value of sterling as the pound fell to a 31-year low on Monday.

Mr Salmond asked if this was the responsibility of leave campaigners or the Government.

The Prime Minister replied that the Government would "take responsibility" for calling a referendum and that it had been "right to consult the people" on such a "big decision".

PM says he resigned to let 'fresh pair of eyes' in

A conservative MP has said in the Commons that he is "very disappointed" that David Cameron has decided to step down and asked him to reconsider.

"The reason for my decision to resign is the country has made a very clear decision to go in a particular direction, and I really do believe it needs someone - fresh leadership, fresh pair of eyes - committed to that path."

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