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‘Associate membership’ of the EU would be a disaster for Britain

20 September 2023

8:56 PM

20 September 2023

8:56 PM

The idea of the United Kingdom becoming an ‘associate member’ of the European Union is a non-starter because it would settle nothing and satisfy almost nobody politically.

For Brexiteers it would involve a future British government – presumably one led by Sir Keir Starmer – breaking its word by setting off on a mission to take the country back to full EU membership and from there to the inner-core of the eurozone.

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