A prominent Labour MP has called for Parliament to be recalled to stop the 'nightmare' of Britain exiting the EU, following the shock referendum result.
David Lammy, The MP for Tottenham, tweeted that 'our sovereign Parliament needs to now vote on whether we should exit the EU'.
Wake up. We do not have to do this. We can stop this madness through a vote in Parliament. My statement below pic.twitter.com/V8f9Yo1TZd— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) June 25, 2016
The referendum, which is not legally binding on the Government, delivered a shock result for Leave, which has since caused economic and political shockwaves to rock both the UK and EU.
Many Leave voters have been lamenting that they feel they made a mistake after the verdict to leave was delivered in the early hours of Friday morning.
Leave voters say they were unaware of the possible effects of the vote on the UK or voted to kick the establishment and elites, ignoring warnings and believing that Remain would ultimately win.
Lammy wrote that the Leave campaign's promises were already 'unravelling' and blasted the Boris Johnson's 'hubris and lies'.
Leave and Remain votes have reacted with consternation after a string of prominent Brexiters have already rowed back on pledges about the NHS and immigration. Leading Tory MP Danial Hannan said that free movement would continue. Another leading Tory Breixt MP, Nigel Evans, told BBC Radio Five Live that there was a 'misunderstanding' by voters over Leave's pledge on migrant numbers.
Nigel Farage was the first to ditch the, now much derided '£350m a week' for the NHS pledge on GMB on Friday morning, saying it was a 'mistake'
The growing calls to revisit the result will anger many Leave voters but as a petition calling for a second plebiscite, which has already gained two million signatures in just over 24 hours grows, pro-EU MPs may feel embolden to push for a recall.
The current paralysis in Government as the Tories look to elect a new leader and PM has added to growing calls for action as uncertainty continues to rock the UK and EU economies.
Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, confirmed that Scotland and London would initiate direct talks with EU nations and the institutions to protect their status inside the bloc. The Scottish Government is set to lay groundwork in the Scottish Parliament for a second independence referendum.
The appetite though to run either a second referendum, although not without precedent, or challenge the legitimacy of the result would be contentious for a Tory and Labour party already split and losing support to Ukip, especially if another general election looks likely.