Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May rejected today possibilities of a second referendum for Britain’s exit from the EU, staunchly asserting, “Brexit means Brexit”, though talks of wide rift among important figures in her cabinet on the issue is rampant in the media.
This comes after a brainstorming session was conducted in her cabinet, ruling out every possibility of Britain’s inclusion in the 28-Nation Union.
She however clarified that UK will not execute the Article 50, which enforces the process of leaving the EU, before the beginning of 2017. This process will take at least two years once executed.
As chairperson to the cabinet meeting, May very clearly said, “We will be looking at the next steps that we need to take and we will also be looking at the opportunities that are now open to us as we forge a new role for the UK in the world.”, adding, “We must be clear that we are going to make a success of it – that means no second referendum, no attempts to sort of stay in the EU by the back door. That we are actually going to deliver on it.”
Theresa May was among the party which stood for Britain staying in the EU, and lost to the popular referendum in which 51.9% voted exclusion and 48.1% voted inclusion in the EU. Theresa May was appointed PM after David Cameron resigned following the referendum.
This meeting for reconsideration to a second referendum is the highest ministerial meeting held since the aftermath of the referendum, amid reports of split in May’s Cabinet.