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IMF welcome Bank of England's calming measures

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has welcomed the measures taken by the Bank of England to "guard against excess volatility, and to provide what is necessary".

Christine Lagarde said it will be "some time before we know the nature of the future relationship between the UK and the EU", and stressed the importance of "clarity on the negotiation process" to make the transition as "smooth a manner as possible".

She added: "IMF for its part will continue to monitor the development closely and will work with our members to ensure the resilience and stability of the global economy in the period ahead."

President Obama: UK will remain 'indispensable partner'

U.S. President Barack Obama. Credit: Pool

U.S. President Barack Obama has said he "respects" Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

In a statement issued by the White House, he said: "The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is enduring, and the United Kingdom’s membership in NATO remains a vital cornerstone of U.S. foreign, security, and economic policy.

"So too is our relationship with the European Union, which has done so much to promote stability, stimulate economic growth, and foster the spread of democratic values and ideals across the continent and beyond.

"The United Kingdom and the European Union will remain indispensable partners of the United States even as they begin negotiating their ongoing relationship to ensure continued stability, security, and prosperity for Europe, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the world", he added.

MP will question £350 million NHS pledge

The chairwoman of the Commons Health Select Committee has said she will question the Leave campaign on one of their referendum pledges.

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP will be asking "when and how" the £350 million - which Leave claimed to be sent to the EU weekly - will be spent on the NHS.


Nigel Farage refuses to apologise for Breaking Point poster

Nigel Farage today responded to claims that he had apologised over the controversial Breaking Point poster.

The Ukip leader responded to questions after his final leve speech of the EU referendum campiagn, saying "I cannot apologise for the truth".

He added that the picture showed "what is wrong with the European Union".

The poster has been heavily criticised. Credit: Reuters

What does Lancaster make of the referendum?

  • ITV News report by Martin Geissler

The city of Lancaster is set to be Britain's bellwether town for the EU referendum, which means that the way the city votes should indicate the way that the whole country will vote.

Young voters in the city felt unsure about whether they had enough facts to make an informed decision, whereas older people were more confident in the way they were going to vote.

Lancaster's results will be expected at around 3.30am on Friday morning.

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