Hunt calls for EU reform and second referendum: Health Secretary says any deal to control borders should be put to another vote
Jeremy Hunt is preparing to stand as candidate to succeed David Cameron
He called for the next PM to be allowed to ‘negotiate a deal’ with Brussels
Urged ‘sensible compromise’ to restrict the free movement of EU migrants
Idea met with anger as it would overturn democratic will of Leave voters
By DANIEL MARTIN and GERRI PEEV FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 00:22 GMT, 28 June 2016 | UPDATED: 04:37 GMT, 28 June 2016
Britain should negotiate a deal to control its borders and then hold a second referendum, Jeremy Hunt suggested last night.
The Health Secretary called for whoever becomes Prime Minister to be allowed to ‘negotiate a deal’ with Brussels. He urged a ‘sensible compromise’ to restrict the free movement of EU migrants to the UK.
‘We must not invoke Article 50 straight away because that puts a time limit of two years on negotiations after which we could be thrown out with no deal at all,’ he wrote in the Daily Telegraph.