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UK Applies to Rejoin EU


Following a UK-wide referendum in June 2016, in which 52% voted to leave and 48% voted to remain in the EU, the British government formally announced the country's withdrawal in March 2017, beginning the Brexit process. Following a general election, Parliament ratified the withdrawal agreement, and the UK left the EU at 11 p.m. GMT on 31 January 2020.

The country is currently in a transition period until at least 31 December 2020, during which the UK remains in the single market, in order to ensure frictionless trade until a long-term relationship is established. If no such agreement is reached by that date and the transition period is not extended, a no-deal Brexit would be the default outcome in 2021.

When will the United Kingdom apply to rejoin the EU?

This question will resolve as the earliest date when the United Kingdom submits a membership application to the European Council to rejoin the European Union. Note that joining itself is not required by the given date, only the application to join.

If this does not occur by January 1 2050, this question will resolve as > January 1, 2050.

The question will resolve as Ambigous if either of the aforementioned entities cease to exist before the given date.

In the event of a dispute as to the definition of the “United Kingdom” (e.g. if one or more of the constituent countries secede), so long as the union still calls itself such and contains at least the countries of England and Wales in full, that entity will count for the purposes of this question.

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