As ridiculous as Brexiters look from outside the UK, as naïve looks the ‘re-join’ the EU movement. Completely illusionary, they imply that all they need is a majority
in parliament or some referendum to re-join the European Union in a few years. Well, the 27 member countries of the EU beg to differ. While careful with predictions, I would dare to predict that I will not see the UK re-joining the EU in my lifetime (and I
currently have no indications nor wishes that I will pass on shortly 😊). All 27 current members of the EU have to agree and many of them will have their specific demands and objections. More importantly, the absence of the UK might have facilitated recent
movements towards a fiscal union. And the looming conflict with Poland will make the EU even more reluctant to let back in a country that is not exactly known for its constructive role during the last decade of its membership. So, EU membership is off the
table for the next couple of decades, at least with the current structure of the EU. The best the re-join movement can hope for is a Swiss-style alignment with the EU that re-establishes closer links between the UK and the EU in specific policy areas. Even
Single Market membership is far away and not easy to achive, as explained here.