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Ant & Dec to host TV show “The People’s Vote” as alternative to second Brexit referendum

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The TV presenting duo, Ant & Dec, have confirmed they will host a live TV Brexit vote on March 30th. 

Theresa May appears to have found a solution to the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit, while simultaneously side-stepping the need for a difficult second referendum or requiring MPs to show an ounce of leadership. 

In a move which has outflanked the Labour Party, who only this week remembered that they had promised a second referendum, May will put the fate of Brexit to the people in a format that can leave no doubt about the winner.

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street with the two cheeky Geordies, the PM told reporters.

“Fundamentally the first referendum was flawed because its advisory nature was not well understood and the meaning of its outcomes ill-defined. To rectify this miscarriage of democracy I will hold a People’s Vote. 

“Let me be clear, this will not be a second Brexit referendum, it will be a form of democracy in which the people of this country are fully versed so there can be no doubt about the result.

 “On March the 30th, Anthony McPartlin OBE and Declan Donnelly OBE will host a live television extravaganza culminating in a premium-rate-number phone vote on our continued membership of the European Union. 

“I will honour the outcome of this vote and we will leave or remain based on its result on April 1st 2019” 

The People’s Vote will be broadcast by ITV at 7pm on Saturday March 30th with a results show the following day at 8pm. 

The format of the show has not been confirmed but sources from the production team have intimated it will be closer to Saturday Night Takeaway than Question Time and feature what has been described as a mock debate section between several ‘talented’ dogs.

Brits celebrate two consecutive days of beer garden weather in February

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Record numbers of Brits will head to the nearest beer garden today as winter temperatures hit 20C for the first time. 

With dry January a distant and unpleasant memory and temperatures in the UK topping out at 20.6C on Monday afternoon, practically everyone will head to the pub this lunchtime.

Yesterday’s record temperatures caught many drinkers by surprise leaving them with little time to cancel lunchtime meetings or arrange childcare, but a second consecutive day of sunny weather will see record numbers drinking alfresco. 

Office worker, Mark Fishlove, who arrived at work this morning proudly wearing a pair of new Ray-Ban Aviator Classic sunglasses, told us.

“Yeah, totally caught out yesterday, sun’s out and there I am in a sales meeting, gutted. I’ve cleared my diary today so I'll definitely be heading out around twelve to catch the best of it.” 

Responding to the record temperatures, a Green party spokesman said the warmer temperatures were concerning considering the lack of proper beer gardens available to punters in inner-city areas.

She added: “I like a drink in the sun as much as anyone, but it is deeply concerning that people in cities may not be able to enjoy a cold lager in grassy surroundings.

“We are living through an age of climate change and warmer winters could become the norm. The Green party urges town planners to ensure that proper outdoor drinking facilities are provided for all.

“With air pollution rising year on year in cities, it is no longer acceptable to have people drinking on pavements breathing in diesel fumes while they enjoy the nice weather.”