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Angry scenes as protesters heckle Boris Johnson over Brexit

There were angry scenes this morning as people gathered to protest a lunch expected to be attended by Boris Johnson.

Around half a dozen people gathered to protest Britain's decision to leave the European Union - a campaign spearheaded by the Conservative MP.

Boris Johnson, who shocked many when he announced he was not running for leadership of the party, to have a private lunch with Tiverton & Honiton Conservatives.

Chants of "Boris is a liar, you're having lunch with a liar" could be head from the protesters.

The supporters could not be heard as Boris got out of his car - but instead he was greeted by a local resident who started by asking him his view on "leaving Europe" before moving on to England's calamitous crash out of Euro2016.


Rolls-Royce confirms its commitment to the UK

Rolls-Royce has confirmed it will stay in the UK in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the EU.

But, the South Gloucestershire employer, warned any longer term assurances depended on a post-Brexit deal.

The jet and engine maker said the result was not the outcome the company would have chosen", but added it "remains committed" to Britain, where it employs 23,000 people.

The UK's decision will have no immediate impact on our day-to-day business.

The medium and long-term effect will depend upon the relationships that are established between the UK, the EU and the rest of the world over the coming years.

– Rolls-Royce

Jacob Rees-Mogg backs Boris for Prime Minister

Jacob Rees-Mogg has backed Boris Johnson Credit: ITV West Country

MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has backed Boris Johnson to be the next Conservative Party Leader.

In a statement the North East Somerset MP said he believed Johnson was best placed to carry out renegotiations with the EU for the UK's departure.

His calm response in the face of hostile verbal attack in the referendum debates showed his statesman like qualities and mastery of the detail.

In addition he has the verve and energy to be a great Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party. He has the sense to be a unifier and the charisma to be an effective representative of the nation on the world stage.

– Jacob Rees-Mogg
Boris Johnson is one of the front runners for the party leadership Credit: Mary Turner/PA
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