Peers should not undermine the will of those who voted Brexit, a senior minister has said after the UK Government suffered 14 defeats over key legislation. Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom said the Lords has made significant improvements to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which transfers EU law into UK law, linked to devolution.
The Bank of England has warned that uncertainty about the EU referendum is the largest immediate risk facing global financial markets. The bank said there were risks of adverse spillovers to the global economy from the 23 June vote and it was increasingly likely that sterling would fall further - perhaps sharply - in the event of a leave vote, the Bank added.
A senior banker from a UK bank has admitted conspiring to defraud over manipulating the Libor lending rate. The banker, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is the first person in the UK to plead guilty to the offence.