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The UK doesn't meet any of the usual acquisition rules, and if it reapplied it would lose all of its opt-outs.

It would also need a new referendum with a Rejoin option - which IMO would be unlikely to happen for at least five years. Ten years is a more realistic minimum - by which time Scotland will have rejoined already, Ireland will either have united or the North will be a bombed-out dystopian wasteland, and Wales won't be doing so well either.

So - not quite the same country, and certainly not an attractive prospect unless it gets its shit together politically and socially.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Oct 5th, 2019 at 09:04:30 PM EST
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