Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement is now officially UK law, after receiving Royal assent from Queen Elizabeth II. This means Britain will now indisputably leave the EU next Friday at 11pm. Even if Brexit has not happened yet, there are already some people who hope to see the UK back in Europe.
Last week, Guy Verhofstadt claimed there is no doubt Britain will rejoin the European club.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4, the European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator said it will happen, because young British voters will eventually demand it.
He said: He said: “There will be a young generation in the coming decades who will say: what have we done? We want to go back.
“It will happen. I will maybe not see it in my life, but it will happen.”
Outgoing Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan, though, who can largely be credited for making Brexit happen, having been ”part of the hard core who kept the flame of Tory euroscepticism burning”, told Express.co.uk why Mr Verhofstadt’s vision will never come true.
He said: “Although there are people who fondly dream about Britain rejoining, that is never going to happen.
“Anyone realistic understands that.
“Without the status quo advantage, there is no chance of Britain rejoining.”
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Mr Hannan noted: “The question is not if Britain will rejoin the EU.
“The question is who is going to be the next to leave.
“Who is going to be the first to join us and the other 170 odd countries outside the EU, trading with our neighbours but governing ourselves.”
The Brexiteer claimed there are two ways in which it could happen.
He explained: “It could happen accidentally because of some economic shock.
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“In that case, I think Italy would a candidate.
“Or it could happen Brexit-style.
“In other words a referendum. Demand for a referendum and a successful referendum.
“I think I would probably at the moment put my money on the Netherlands.
“But I have to nod in the direction of Denmark, which is also having a similar debate.”
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