Former British prime minister, 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.
Britain has been mired ever since in complex divorce talks with the EU. The country, first under Theresa May and since July under British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was one of the leading campaigners for Leave in the 2016 vote, remains deeply divided on the issue.
British Prime Minister Johnson said Britain must now leave the EU on Oct. 31 whether or not he reaches an exit deal. But parliament passed a law last week over his objections ordering him to seek an extension if he fails to reach an agreement with the bloc.
Johnson said on Friday there was the rough shape of a deal to be done over Brexit, but Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar played down the prospects, saying the gap between Britain and the EU remained “very wide”.