The 'hokey cokey' approach to EU membership: legal options for the UK and EU

Paul James Cardwell

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This contribution analyses the potential legal outcomes in meeting the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) demands in advance of the referendum and what they might mean for EU integration should the UK vote to remain in the Union. It argues that there is unlikely to be a ‘quick fix’ to meet the full range of demands, since there is no obvious legal mechanism which can satisfy the demands in either substance or the proposed time-frame.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1285-1293
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of European Public Policy
Issue number9
Early online date4 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2016


  • Brexit
  • EU legal order
  • European integration
  • European Union law
  • referendum
  • subsidiarity

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