LONDON, Sep 13 (Reuters / EP) –
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday that the United Kingdom might need a second referendum on Brexit to overcome the current “traffic jam”, which leads to a chaotic exit from the EU on October 31.
“I think you can not rule out because we are stuck,” he said in an interview with the 'Times' for the publication of his memoirs ('For the Record').
“I do not say what will happen or what should happen. I just say that you can not rule out things at this time because we have to find a way to unlock the lock,” he explained.
This is Cameron's first interview since he resigned the day after the referendum on Brexit called by his Government in 2016, in which the British opted to break with the EU.
Cameron, who defended the permanence of the United Kingdom in the community bloc, has confessed that he was “desperately” worried about what would happen if he won the Brexit option, but has argued that the referendum was necessary.
Three years after the vote, the previous Government of Theresa May and the EU have closed an agreement for Brexit that the British Parliament has rejected up to three times. Brussels has refused to reopen the negotiations and the new Boris Johnson Executive insists that either a different text is agreed or on October 31 there will be a chaotic divorce.
The House of Commons has passed a law to avoid a Brexit without agreement, thanks to the support of a group of 'Tories' deputies who have rebelled against the Government and have been expelled from the Conservative Party. In addition, Johnson has suspended Parliament five weeks, leaving the honorable members almost without room for maneuver for October 31. “I don't support either,” Cameron said.