David Cameron floats idea of second Brexit referendum

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron has floated the idea of holding a second Brexit referendum.

Cameron made the decision to hold a referendum in 2016 on leaving the European Union. He campaigned to stay, but lost to Boris Johnson, the main leader of the Leave campaign.

Now, in an interview with the Times before the release of his upcoming memoir, Cameron has said a new referendum couldn't be ruled out, because the UK is "stuck".

"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," he said.

"I think there are certain things you shouldn't do to unblock the blockage. I think proroguing parliament - pretending it doesn't exist - I think that would be a bad thing."

Johnson, who has taken Cameron's position as Prime Minister, made the decision to prorogue - or suspend - parliament from Monday until October 14 - a move Johnson's opponents said was designed to thwart their attempts to scrutinise his plans for leaving the European Union and allow him to push through a no-deal Brexit on October 31.

Since Britons voted in the referendum by 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the EU, UK politics has been mired in chaos. With fewer than 50 days until the United Kingdom is due to leave, the government and parliament are locked in conflict over the future of Brexit, with possible outcomes ranging from leaving without a deal to another referendum.

A 'no-deal' Brexit could snarl cross-Channel trade routes, disrupting supplies of medicines and fresh food while protests spread across Britain, according to a worst-case scenario reluctantly released by the government on Wednesday.

In his interview, Cameron admitted some people will "never forgive" him for holding a referendum.

"I understand that, but the country was divided whether we should be in the EU before the referendum. Some people passionately wanted to leave; some people passionately wanted to stay. Some people were very angry that they'd been promised referendums and never had them delivered," he said.

"Every single day I think about it, the referendum and the fact that we lost and the consequences and the things that could have been done differently, and I worry desperately about what is going to happen next."

Reuters / Newshub.