21 Reasons Rejoining the EU Would Make the UK a Laughing Stock

Is rejoining the EU really a smart move for the UK? Consider how it might make the UK look. Here’s why it could undermine our democracy and turn us into a joke.

1. A Crisis of Democracy

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Would rejoining the EU make a mockery of our democratic vote to leave? Flipping our stance now could seriously question the UK’s commitment to its own decisions.

2. International Embarrassment

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Imagine the global snickering if after all the drama of Brexit, we meekly asked to come back. It wouldn’t just be a U-turn—it’d be a full comedy routine.

3. Boris Johnson’s Legacy

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How would we square Boris Johnson’s fervent “Get Brexit Done” campaign with a sudden reversal? It would turn a significant chapter of his premiership into a farce.

4. Financial Folly

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Remember the £37 billion Brexit bill? Opting back into the EU would render this colossal expenditure a wasteful blunder, highlighting a lack of foresight.

5. Loss of Negotiating Power

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Rejoining the EU after leaving would likely come with stringent conditions and less influence. Would we be ready to accept a diminished role just to get back in?

6. Political Flip-Flopping

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Frequent changes in national direction make it hard to take any future commitments seriously. How can we expect international partners to trust our word?

7. Reinforces Euro-Skeptic Views

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For those already skeptical of the EU, a move to rejoin could deepen domestic divisions, reinforcing distrust in both UK and EU political structures.

8. Mockery From the EU

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EU officials and member states might not resist the opportunity to make us the punchline of jokes, given the chance. Could we handle being the class clown?

9. Voter Distrust

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Rejoining could alienate and anger the 52% who voted to leave, eroding trust in electoral processes and possibly fueling political apathy or extremism.

10. Judicial Confusion

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The integration, then disintegration, and potential reintegration with EU law would be a legal rollercoaster, confusing citizens and lawmakers alike.

11. Economic Instability

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The back-and-forth could lead to economic uncertainty, affecting investments, markets, and jobs. Is it worth risking our economic stability?

12. Wasted Resources

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Time, money, and effort spent on leaving would be seen as wasted. Can we justify squandering public resources like this?

13. Loss of Sovereignty (Again)

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Many voted Leave to regain control over British laws. Rejoining means ceding that control back to Brussels—how would we reconcile that with the desire for sovereignty?

14. Impact on Trade Deals

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Our new trade relationships, painstakingly negotiated post-Brexit, could be jeopardized or nullified by rejoining. Are we prepared to unwind these agreements?

15. Public Services Strain

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Adapting once more to EU regulations could put additional strain on public services trying to align with European standards again. Is this pressure necessary?

16. Migration Tensions

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Reopening borders to free movement might reignite contentious debates about migration, a central issue in the Brexit referendum.

17. Compromised Fisheries

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British fishers celebrated regaining control over UK waters post-Brexit. Rejoining would likely mean relinquishing some of that control again.

18. Loss of Custom Policies

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Leaving allowed the UK to set its own customs policies. Rejoining means conforming to the EU system, potentially at a cost to our tailored approaches.

19. Political Satire Fodder

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British politics would become prime material for satirists and comedians worldwide, with the UK playing the lead role in a political comedy.

20. Reinvigorated Independence Movements

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Scotland’s push for independence could gain new momentum if the UK considered rejoining, further fragmenting the UK.

21. A Blow to National Pride

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Finally, the blow to national pride could be severe. Going back to the EU after a hard-won exit might feel like admitting a mistake too humiliating to accept.

Is It Worth It?

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Would rejoining the EU make us feel secure or simply embarrassed? It’s crucial to weigh these consequences heavily against the fleeting comfort of reintegration.

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