UPDATE 1-Leave leaders back Carney, Osborne as UK grapples with Brexit fallout

Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:29am EDT
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* Johnson and Gove seek to reassure public, markets

* Osborne says UK will weather storm, no emergency budget

* UKIP's Farage keeps up the attacks on Carney (Adds further comment from Johnson, economist, details)

By William Schomberg and Ana Nicolaci da Costa

LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - The leaders of the campaign to get Britain out of the European Union sought to ease concerns about the country's uncertain economic future by giving public backing to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and finance minister George Osborne.

In the run-up to last week's referendum, Carney and Osborne incensed Leave campaigners by warning that a vote to pull out of the EU would hit the economy.

Carney faced a call for his resignation from one lawmaker from the ruling Conservative Party during the campaign, and last week the official Vote Leave campaign released a video attacking him over his previous employment with Goldman Sachs.

But Boris Johnson, who is now considered the front-runner to become Britain's next prime minister after steering the Leave campaign to victory, used his first comments since the vote to heap praise on the Canadian.

"Most sensible people can see that Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has done a superb job - and now that the referendum is over, he will be able to continue his work without being in the political firing-line," Johnson wrote in the Daily Telegraph newspaper in a column first published late on Sunday.   Continued...