Live updates

Advertisement

Advertisement

Boris Johnson: 'Project Fear is over'

Boris Johnson said "Project Fear is over" after the Chancellor George Osborne said an emergency budget was unlikely to happen until David Cameron's successor takes over in the autumn.

The leading Leave campaigner welcomed Mr Osborne's statement on Monday morning that the UK economy was "about as strong as it could be", as the chancellor tried to calm fears in the markets about the economy post Brexit.

"It is clear now that Project Fear is over, there is not going to be an emergency budget, people's pensions are safe, the pound is stable, the markets are stable, I think that's all very good," Mr Johnson told reporters as he left his London home.

The former Mayor of London also said EU citizens currently living in the UK and British expats living on the continent "have their rights protected", as he sought to clear up "confusion" over their "status".

Boris Johnson: We await the verdict of the people

Boris Johnson, the figurehead of the Leave campaign, has said "we await the verdict of the people" as votes are counted.

The former mayor of London - who has been touted as a possible successor to David Cameron - has signed a letter backing the prime minister to stay on regardless of the result.

Load more updates