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Britain may need a second Brexit referendum, says David Cameron

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LONDON – Former British prime minister David Cameron, 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.

In an interview with the Times published on Friday ahead of the launch of his memoirs, entitled “For the Record”, Cameron said a no-deal Brexit would be “a bad outcome” which should not be pursued and said a second referendum remained an option.

“I don’t think you can rule it out because we’re stuck,” said Cameron, who served as Conservative prime minister from 2010 to 2016 and campaigned in the referendum for Britain to remain in the EU.

“I’m not saying one will happen or should happen. I’m just saying that you can’t rule things out right now because you’ve got to find some way of unblocking the blockage,” said Cameron, in his first interview since he resigned the day after Britons voted in the referendum by 52% to 48% to leave the EU.

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Rahul Gandhi returning to lead Congress again?

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New Delhi/Wayanad (Kerala), Dec 6 : Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi is all set to return to lead the party and is likely to take over after the Delhi assembly polls early next year. A hint to this effect was dropped by Congress General Secretary, Organisation, K.C. Venugopal who said that country wants his leadership more now.

Venugopal, who is accompanying Gandhi to his Kerala constituency Wayanad, told reporters: “The nation is going through a critical phase… The party needs his leadership and there is loud chorus from the workers to bring him again and we hope he will listen to them.”

A Congress session is scheduled in the next few months to ratify the appointment of interim President Sonia Gandhi. A source said that in the same meet, a chorus will grow to bring again Rahul Gandhi as planned by young leaders in the party.

Rahul Gandhi’s elevation to the party organisation was first demanded at the AICC’s Hyderabad session in 2006 where workers from UP raised slogans in his favour and he was made party General Secretary in 2007. After that, the demand to make him Vice President was raised at the brainstorming session in Jaipur in 2013.

He was elected President unopposed in 2017 after demand from different quarters of the party, but during the 2019 General Elections, the party was routed under his leadership and he resigned in May taking the responsibility of poll debacle and did not budge to the party’s repeated requests to reconsider. In August, Sonia Gandhi was appointed interim party chief.

Though he may not be the party chief, but Rahul Gandhi’s decisions are evident within the party’s decisions as evinced by appointment of Nitin Raut as minister in the Shiv Sena-Congress-Nationalist Congress Party coalition government in Maharashtra and of Nana Patole as the Assembly Speaker.

The party is finalising a venue for the AICC session, which could be held in the Congress-ruled states of Madhya Pradesh or Rajasthan in January and February, a source said.

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Centre supplying inadequate, rotten onions, alleges Mamata

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Kolkata, Dec 6 : With the price of onions touching Rs 150 a kilo in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday put the onus on the centre accusing it of supplying inadequate and rotten stock of the vegetable and asked her party workers to hit the street on the issue.

“Price rise is a matter that depends on the Central government. A few months back, the Centre asked us to specify the quantity or onion we need. We asked for 200 metric tonnes,” Banerjee said a programme here.

The Centre, however, gave the state only 20 tonnes, she said.

“Out of that, ten tonnes were rotten,” she said at the Solidarity Day programme to commemorate the death anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar.

The Chief Minister said before her Trinamool Congress came to power in 2011, onions were not grown in the state.

“No initiatives were taken to grow onions in the state. But now we are now cultivating onions in some parts of the state,” she said.

“I ask Trinamool Congress workers to hit the streets against the spiralling onion prices,” she said.

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Priyanka holds marathon meetings with UP Congress leaders

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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, began brain storming sessions with various groups of party leaders at the UPCC headquarters here on Friday.

Priyanka arrived on a two-day visit in the morning and went straight to the residence of former union minister Sheila Kaul at Gokhale Marg.

The residence is being spruced up for Priyanka who plans to spend more time in Lucknow in the coming months. Sheila Kaul was the maternal aunt of Indira Gandhi.

Priyanka then paid floral tributes to Dr B.R. Ambedkar on his death anniversary before she initiated the meeting with the party’s strategy group.

She discussed preparations for the proposed December 14 rally of the Congress in Delhi and asked leaders to ensure maximum participation from UP.

Party sources said that she also sought suggestions from members of the group about reviving the party.

She discussed the party’s strategy in the prevailing political situation in the state and referred to recent incidents like Mainpuri and Unnao where women were targeted.

Sources said that Priyanka asked party leaders to adopt an aggressive posture in cases where the common people are at the receiving end. She said that efforts must be made to ensure the participation of cadres in party programmes.

She said that the revival of the Congress was necessary to defeat rivals and party workers must be motivated to participate in party programmes.

Prominent leaders who attended the strategy group meeting included UPCC president Ajay Kumar Lallu, CLP leader Aradhan Misra, former union ministers Rajiv Shukla, Jitin Prasada, Pradeep Jain Aditya, and state party leaders Imran Masood, Raj Kishore Singh, R K Chaudhary among others.

Priyanka, according to party sources, will hold marathon meetings till late in the night with party leaders.

“She is concerned about the December 14 rally and wants maximum participation from every district of UP,” said a leader who attended the meeting.

Surprisingly, there were no crowds at the UPCC headquarters on Friday, despite Priyanka Gandhi’s presence.

Most of the senior leaders did not turn up to welcome her and the youth leaders also stayed away.

“The UPCC president has not asked us to be present and we do not want to be shooed away if we go there,” said a Youth Congress leader.

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