TOPSHOT - The European Parliament's new President Antonio Tajani reacts following his election in Strasbourg, eastern France, on January 17, 2017. Italian centre-right politician Antonio Tajani was elected the new president of the European Parliament on January 17, 2017 after a final round of voting, officials said. Tajani, an ally of former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, got 351 votes while his socialist rival Gianni Pittella got 282, outgoing leader Martin Schulz said. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORINFREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images

Britain could rejoin the EU if voters wanted to withdraw Article 50 after the general election, the president of the European Parliament has said.
“If the UK wanted to stay, everybody would be in favour,” Antonio Tajani told The Guardian after a meeting with Theresa May at Downing Street to discuss Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.
The veteran Italian politician’s comments appeared to contradict the prime minister, who has repeatedly said there can be “no turning back” now that Article 50 has been triggered.
Labour has also ruled out a second referendum on EU membership if they are elected on 8 June. 
A spokesperson for party leader Jeremy Corbyn said it was “not our policy and it won’t be in our manifesto”. 
But Mr Tajani said:“If tomorrow, the new UK government decides to change its position, it is possible to do. The final decision is for the 27 member states, but everybody will be in favour if the UK …
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