Voters will have to wait before migration can begin to be cut despite Britain deciding to leave the European Union, Theresa May has warned.
The Home Secretary, who is the front-runner in the Conservative leadership election, promises to reform the EU’s rules on “free movement” of people, which currently allow an unlimited number of migrants to move to the UK to live and work.
However, she stops short of promising to abolish free movement altogether, warning that it will “take time” before the numbers of immigrants come down.
The issue of cutting migration is one of the critical battlegrounds in the negotiation between the UK and the EU’s remaining 27 member states during talks to negotiate Brexit in the months and years ahead.
Thousands of people are taking part in a "March for Europe" in London to protest against plans to leave the European Union.
The UK voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48% last week - a decision which divided the country, sparked huge political upheaval and heightened market uncertainty.
An estimated 35,000 protesters draped in EU flags and with homemade banners saying "Bremain" and "We Love EU" gathered around Park Lane before marching towards Parliament Square.
Musician Jarvis Cocker recorded a video message in solidarity with the pro-EU supporters. In the film the Pulp frontman holds up a map of the world and says: "You cannot deny geography. The UK is in Europe."
Just hours after Nigel Farage quit as Ukip leader after declaring he had 'done my bit' by winning the EU referendum Douglas Carswell branded him 'electorally disastrous'.
This morning Mr Farage said the Leave campaign could never have happened without 'the People's army of Ukip', adding: 'I couldn't possibly achieve more than I managed to get in that referendum'.
But now Mr Carswell, Ukip's only MP who fell out with Mr Farage and called on him to resign at the end of last year, reacted to news of his resignation by posting a smiling sunglasses emoji on Twitter.
When asked about Mr Farage's stance on immigration Mr Carswell told the BBC: 'We went too far, and I criticised it when we went too far ... and it's not just morally wrong, it's electorally disastrous.
'This is a decent, generous country. People have a legitimate right of feel a sense of anger with their politicians but the answer to that is not to play on people's fears and anger but to promise the hope of something better.'
German newspaper BILD has vowed to admit that Geoff Hurst's World Cup winning goal for England crossed the line if we vote to remain in the European Union.
Hurst's extra-time strike against West Germany in 1966 put England cannoned off the crossbar and onto the goal line but the officials controversially allowed a goal.
Germany have continually protested the decision since, even to this day, but they could be able to admit defeat in the debate. BILD have led their Thursday morning front page on the EU referendum which is taking place across the United Kingdom.
They have vowed to admit that Hurst's goal did actually cross the line should residents of the UK vote to remain inside the EU with the vote.
Harry Styles surprised MPs by showing up at the House of Lords to attend a debate on Brexit. The One Direction star, who is currently shooting scenes for new film Dunkirk, took a break from his filming schedule to visit Parliament on Monday.
According to reports, the boy band star was spotted watching the discussion on Britain’s exit from the European Union from the public gallery.
The singer was invited to attend the debate by Labour Lord Professor Robert Winston, whose son Ben Winston has directed a number of One Direction videos.