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Clegg tells Cameron: Call early general election

Nick Clegg Credit: HOC

Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has called on Prime Minister to call an early election.

In response, the Prime Minister countered that the Coalition Government had brought in a fixed-term Parliament, and that the decision on whether to call a general election would be the decision of his successor.

Mr Clegg also thanked David Cameron for his "service to the nation" during the five years he led the Coalition Government.

He also spoke of the Prime Minister to see politics from "other people's point of view".

MP Angela Smith's worries for TATA due to Brexit

Penistone and Stocksbridge MP Angela Smith has said she is extremely worried over the future of TATA steel after Britain's decision to leave the EU

It is feared several potential buyers may now pull out of the bidding process - because of uncertainty over the country's economic future.

A Tata Steel spokesman said: "The strategic review of our business continues. Like business across the UK, parties involved will be considering implications from the referendum. We remain committed to working towards the best possible outcome for the UK business."


Mayor of Goole introduces Corbyn who announces he 'won't step down'

The Mayor of Goole introduced Jeremy Corbyn as the Labour Leader announced he will not be stepping down in the wake of Brexit during a speech in London.

Terence Smith- the youngest mayor in Britain - introduces Jeremy Corbyn Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Terence Smith, who at the age of 19 is the youngest mayor in Britain, was selected to speak ahead of Mr Corbyn to focus on the many young people who voted in the EU referendum. He said Labour "must secure a bright future for my generation".

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Removing Corbyn won't solve Labour's problems: Blunkett

Lord Blunkett said the party was failing to appeal to voters Credit: PA

Labour peer Lord Blunkett has said that Labour needs to work out what it stands for before it embarks on a search for a new leader.

The former cabinet minister said he was "not in favour" of Jeremy Corbyn remaining at the head of the party long-term but added "throwing eggs at him at the moment actually isn't going to change anything".

Until the Labour Party actually knows what its new leader stands for and how that's going to relate both to the instincts of the electorate and the reality of globalisation, we are not going to get anywhere.

That is the most enormous challenge for all social democratic parties around the world and I don't have a simple answer.

– Lord Blunkett

Lord Blunkett spoke out on Radio 4 Today programme as Mr Corbyn faces growing calls to resign.

He added: "Jeremy isn't the problem. His project and those around him are the problem."

Leeds Conservative MP Alec Shelbrooke: Referendum campaign 'the worst display of British politics'

Elmet and Rothwell Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke told Calendar the next Conservative leader does not necessarily have to be a Eurosceptic. Mr Shelbrooke added that the referendum campaign was "terrible on both sides".


Why immigration was a big factor as 75 per cent of Boston voted to leave EU

Boston has the highest proportion of Eastern European residents of anywhere in the country. Immigration was a major issue as the town voted overwhelmingly to leave the EU. James Webster spoke to people there about their reaction to the referendum.

EU vote 'won't affect' current investment by Siemens in Hull – but may impact long term plans

Siemens has created 1,000 jobs by ploughing 400 million euros into a wind turbine blade factory on the banks of the River Humber in Hull. The company said the vote to leave the EU would not impact on current investment plans, but UK chief executive Juergen Maier said longer term expansion plans may be affected.

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The AA: Petrol prices could rise within days

Experts have warned petrol prices could rise soon. Credit: Reuters

Petrol and diesel prices could rise within days due to the plunge in the value of the pound, according to experts.

Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association, said a rise of 2.5p per litre would be expected if the US dollar continues to trade at around 1.35 to the pound.

"I would think certainly by early to middle of next week we'll see prices moving upwards", he added.

In a statement issued on Friday, the AA also predicted an increase in prices: "Assuming that current market conditions persist over the next 10-14 days, the price of petrol at some fuel stations might be expected to rise by 2.25p a litre or £1.25 a tank."

Uncertainty about economic prospects for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire after Brexit

As the stock market tumbled following the UK's decision to leave the EU, predictions about the country's longer term economic prospects from those in the Calendar region varied today.

Katie Oscroft reports.

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