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Old 11.05.2018, 09:30
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Labour backbenchers urge Jeremy Corbyn to back remaining in EEA

Between this and the HOL I'm wondering how this would this even work? To start with membership of the EEA is only available to EFTA or EU member states.

Do they expect the UK to apply to be readmitted to EFTA? Would we (CH plus the other current members) want to have a new dominant member, that presumably would start all the old games of looking for exceptions and engaging in other distributive behaviour with the EU???

And what happens if having voted to say in the EEA, their EFTA application is rejected? Do the expect that the EEA agreement will be renegotiated to allow them to have direct membership.

It seems to me that they are once again debating an option that is not even on the table!!!
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