Boris Johnson dashed Rejoiner hopes as he insisted Britain will “by no means” return to the European Union.
The previous prime minister, who was a key determine within the Brexit marketing campaign, celebrated the UK’s new deal to participate within the bloc’s Horizon science programme.
Writing in his Daily Mail column, Mr Johnson stated: “Effectively, I’m right here to inform you… that it isn’t going to occur. Ever.”
He warned that changing into a member of the 27-member bloc once more would imply ditching the pound for the euro.
He added that the UK can be compelled to pay “much more” into the EU’s coffers than earlier than and signal as much as the “purpose of a federal Europe”.
Insisting that “no British authorities would ever settle for it”, he went on: “And rejoining the EU isn’t, repeat NOT, the answer for any vital downside that the UK presently faces.”
The ex-PM stated rejoining wouldn’t make the UK extra aggressive, enhance productiveness, shut the abilities hole, repair the housing market or slash the price of infrastructure.
He added: “Quite the opposite, it might make issues worse, depriving us of regulatory freedom earlier than now we have even had an opportunity to make use of it.”
Mr Johnson referred to as for the Tories to “champion” Brexit reasonably than giving the “impression that we’re embarrassed by the choice of the British folks”.
He stated: “In fact, we will proceed to associate our EU associates in science and every kind of different issues, however we took a choice to go away the EU — and there’s no going again. We now have it in our arms to make it a triumphant success — so let’s get on with it.”
Mr Johnson’s feedback come after it was confirmed yesterday that the UK will return to the UK’s £85 billion Horizon analysis scheme.
Britain was frozen out for 2 years as a part of a bitter Brexit row over Northern Eire.
However the transfer has given a lift to Rejoiners who hope it’s a signal the UK may sooner or later rejoin the EU.