The British government has denied claims in the media that it is drawing up contingency plans for holding a second referendum on the country’s withdrawal from the European Union.
A senior member of UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet said on Sunday that the government was solely working to deliver on the results of the 2016 Brexit referendum in which around 52 percent of the people in Britain voted for their country to leave the EU after more than 40 years.
“Government policy couldn’t be clearer. We are here to act on the will of the people clearly expressed in the referendum,” said education secretary Damian Hinds, adding, “A second referendum would be divisive. We had the people’s vote, we had the referendum, and now we’ve got to get on with implementing it.
May attacks Blair
Also on Sunday, May ruled out the possibility of holding a fresh vote on Brexit as she attacked former prime minister Tony Blair for promoting the…