Desperate Rejoiners plot ‘anti-Farage’ party to reverse Brexit by 2026: ‘Count me in!’
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Prominent pro-EU campaigner Jason Hunter fuelled Remainers’ hopes of reversing Brexit when he said bookmakers have slashed the odds on the UK rejoining the bloc. Activists immediately jumped on the bandwagon and called for renewed efforts to take the country back under Brussels rule.
Mr Hunter tweeted: “Interesting. The betting odds of the UK applying to rejoin the EU by 2026 have fallen as low as 5 to 1…
“Seems like Brexit isn’t actually going as well as the Brexiteers expected!”
Campaigners from Rejoin EU responded: “Rejoining by 2026. That’s our new aim.”
They then put a question to followers, asking if they would support a Rejoin EU political party.
They asked: “Should we create a political party and be the anti-Farage pressure on the Government?”
Remainers were quick to respond to the call, with many saying they would vote for a pro-EU party.
One said: “Count me in.”
A second wrote: “Yes please!”
One man argued the timeframe to rejoin the bloc within five years was a little tight, and said he would rather see activists “add another decade” to their plan.
Another man rejected the idea, arguing it would be more effective to work through existing parties to rejoin.
He wrote: “No, we should keep pressure on the Government by working within and alongside existing parties to press the case to #RejoinEU.”
Others said Rejoin EU had been beaten to it on the political party launch, pointing to Volt UK.
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The pan-European party is part of the Volt Europa family and campaigns to take the UK back into the world’s largest trading bloc.
One person suggested another pro-EU party in Britain could split the Remainer vote at the ballot box.
He said instead of setting up a new party, Rejoin EU should join forces with Volt UK to bring about a Brexit U-turn.
He said: “There‘s already a political party campaigning for rejoining the EU.
“I don‘t think it would make sense to create a new one, that would just cause competition among the #RejoinEU movement.
“Instead you should consider joining or supporting @UkVolt.”
According to Betfair’s odds, the UK has a 5/1 chance of rejoining the bloc by 2026.
A spokesperson for the bookmakers said: “It might fall to a new generation of politicians, in both main parties, to have the honest conversation about Brexit that’s so far failed to materialise.
“Getting that done in time for 2026 looks tight.
“But five years is a long time – think how much has happened in UK politics since 2016 – and the market on the UK rejoining is worth watching.”
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