General Election: What will it mean for joining again?

With MPs expected to approve, this afternoon, the Prime Minister’s plan for a General Election on 8 June 2017, we will be asking what — if anything — this will mean when it comes to the UK joining the EU again, post-Brexit.

We expect most the political parties’ election campaigns to focus on how the UK plans to leave the EU, but we will also attempt to find out what their views are on rejoining the EU in the future.

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No Legal Barriers

There appear to be no legal barriers to the UK rejoining the EU under Articles 2 and 49 of the Treaty on European Union, but do you think there would be sufficient public opinion and political will to join again? If so, when could this be likely?

(Image shows the 2 relevant articles edited from the Consolidated versions of the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union)