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Britain may need a second Brexit referendum, says former PM Cameron

LONDON (Reuters) – Former British prime minister David Cameron, who took the decision in 2016 to hold a referendum on the country’s membership of the European Union, said another vote may be needed to resolve the Brexit impasse.

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s former Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow during the memorial service for Lord Paddy Ashdown at Westminster Abbey, in London, Britain September 10, 2019. Chris J Ratcliffe/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

In an interview with the Times published on Friday ahead of the launch of his memoirs, entitled “For the Record”, Cameron said a no-deal Brexit would be “a bad outcome” which should not be pursued and said a second referendum remained an option.

“I don’t think you can rule it out because we’re stuck,” said Cameron, who served as Conservative prime minister from 2010 to 2016 and campaigned in the referendum for Britain to remain in the EU.

“I’m not saying one will happen or should happen. I’m just saying that you can’t rule things out right now because you’ve got to find some way of unblocking the blockage,” said Cameron, in his first interview since he resigned the day after Britons voted in the referendum by 52% to 48% to leave the EU.

Britain has been mired ever since in complex divorce talks with the EU. The country, first under Theresa May and since July under Boris John

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