Britain should have a second referendum on the terms of leaving the European Union if it can secure a new deal to control its borders, a Conservative Cabinet minister says. - From The Telegraph
Britain should have a second referendum on the terms of leaving the European Union if it can secure a new deal to control its borders, a Conservative Cabinet minister says.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, becomes the first minister to suggest that Britain could hold another vote on Brexit despite the Leave victory last week.
So before setting the clock ticking, we need to negotiate a deal and put it to the British people, either in a referendum or through the Conservative manifesto at a fresh General Election.” On Tuesday David Cameron will attend a European Council meeting in Brussels - the first time the Prime Minister has met European leaders since the vote - amid signs of a growing split in Europe over how to handle Brexit.
It came amid a growing eastern European backlash against Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission chief whose constant calls for “more Europe” are being blamed in some quarters for driving the UK to the exit door.
A day after the Czech foreign minister called publicly for Mr Juncker’s resignation, Poland also announced it would lead an informal group of nations within the EU seeking reform of the bloc, which has been badly undermined by the British decision to Leave.