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UK Cabinet Minister: Second Brexit Vote Possible if EU Offers Better Deal


British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, a top leader in the Conservative Party, and potential successor to outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron, today suggested that a second referendum on the withdrawal from the European Union was possible once the government brokered a new deal with the European Union leadership.

Hunt, who detailed his plan in the Daily Telegraph, insisting that the voters had spoken and the move toward the Brexit needed to go forward, but insisting that a "clear-headed" effort to negotiate the exact terms under which the departure would happen was needed, and that the deal itself should be presented to the voters too, either as a referendum itself, or as part of the Conservative manifesto.

He advocated negotiating a "Norway plus" option, ensuring that Britain would remain part of the European Economic Area, effectively the EU inner market, while recovering control over its borders and other issues that come with leaving the EU.