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Boris Johnson meets MPs amid Tory leadership speculation

Conservative MPs Ben Wallace and Jake Berry have been spotted at Boris Johnson's home amid speculation he could become the next party leader.

Earlier, pro-Brexit former defence secretary Liam Fox became the first Conservative to announce he may put himself forward to replace David Cameron when he stands down shortly.

Mr Johnson is widely expected to stand, while Theresa May, George Osborne, and Michael Gove are also likely to contend the top job.

Mr Cameron announced his intention to resign as prime minister after the country voted to leave the EU, saying his successor should be in place by October.

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Yvette Cooper: UK in 'deep and dangerous waters'

The outcome of the EU referendum has thrown the UK into "difficult and dangerous waters", Labour MP Yvette Cooper has said.

The MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford repeatedly dodged questions she was asked about Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of her party, instead insisting that the priority now was to "put the country first" and to work above party politics to ensure that the UK did not fragment in a "deep and dangerous way".

We have to respect the decision the country took, no matter how disappointed we might feel about it.

– Labour MP Yvette Cooper on the leave outcome

Ms Cooper added that trade unions would now need to work with the Government to ensure that "Labour communities are protected". The MP continued that the country was deeply divided over immigration.

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