Brexit Party MEPs turned their backs during a rendition of Ode To Joy in the European Parliament as chaotic scenes marked the opening day of the new legislature in Strasbourg.
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have clashed over their plans for delivering Brexit as a former head of the civil service warned against making “straitjacket” promises to leave on Halloween.
Talks aimed at allocating the European Union’s top jobs will continue at a special summit later this month after no majority could be reached on any candidate.
The Spanish government would not block an independent Scotland from joining the European Union if the country’s exit from the UK was “legally achieved”, a senior diplomat has declared.
Tory leadership hopeful Sajid Javid has said he is prepared to take Britain out of the EU without a deal if concessions from Brussels cannot be secured.
The crowded field in the race to replace Theresa May now has another runner as Mark Harper launched his bid to be the next prime minister.
Tory leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt insisted he would be more likely to succeed in Brexit negotiations with Brussels than an “ultra hardliner”.
Nicola Sturgeon has said Boris Johnson would be a “disaster as prime minister” and has slammed his time as the UK Government’s foreign secretary.
Two seats in the European election in Ireland have been filled by Fine Gael’s Mairead McGuinness and the Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe.
The first seat in the European elections in the Republic of Ireland has been filled by Fine Gael’s Mairead McGuinness.
The second day of counting in the European elections gets under way later on Monday.