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The UK voted to leave the EU six years ago in the Brexit referendum and Brexit Britain will continue to be the readers of Express.co.uk who voted strongly against joining the EU again soon. Earlier this month, Robert Taylor outlined a five-step plan while writing for Express.co.uk that would allow the UK to re-enter the EU as a Rejoiner.

He suggested that if Boris Johnson’s successor was a Remainer, like former health minister Jeremy Hunt, he could begin “relentlessly moving Britain towards a closer relationship with the EU”.

This could allow the UK to consider rejoining the EU’s single market and customs union and renegotiating the Withdrawal Agreement.

Taylor argued that the UK could apply to the EU as a “slow” country in the outer ring to end its independence after just two years of separation.

He also said Lord Adonis – a Labor colleague who served under Tony Blair – thinks the UK will rejoin the EU within a decade.

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In addition, former Conservative Chancellor George Osborne has said the damage Brexit does to the economy could mean the UK rejoining within the next 20 years.

As a result, Express.co.uk readers were asked if they thought the UK would rejoin the EU any time soon.

In a poll that ran from 9am Sunday, June 19 to 6pm Thursday, June 23, Express.co.uk asked: “Is it only a matter of time before Britain rejoins the EU?”

A total of 7,318 people cast their votes, with the vast majority, 86 percent (6,262 people), answering “no”, it’s not just a matter of time before Britain rejoins the EU.

Another 14 percent (993 people) said “yes,” it is, while just one percent (63 people) said they knew neither.

Thousands of comments were left under the companion article as readers shared their thoughts on the UK’s return to the EU in the future.

Many agreed that the UK was not going to join the EU anytime soon, with one reader, username RitaBishop writing, “We’re OUT and we’re staying OUT”.

Another, username H Smith, said, “This isn’t going to happen in the next few decades, if at all.”

Others argued that the UK could consider rejoining the EU in the future if it changes.

Username Freeme said, “Maybe, but not the EU we know now, because we would be foolish to rejoin in its current state.”

Username Ricky1954 said: “The UK in its current form will no longer have anything to do with the EU.

“Perhaps in 10-20 years the EU will go back to its promise to be just a trading bloc.”

However, some noted that the UK was still linked to the EU.

Username Yozzer said, “We’re not out yet, and the elite know it, because it’s how they plan to get us back in as the public loses faith in the failed attempts at true independence.”

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