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Friday, January 31, 2020

Brexit Finally Happens: UK Exits From European Union

Boris Johnson
The Brexit which stands for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union started following the June 2016 referendum, in which 52% voted to leave the EU.

The UK officially left the European Union after 47 years of membership in an historical moment at about 23:00 GMT.

The historical moment was marked by both celebrations and anti-protest.

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson said in a message released on social media an hour before the UK's departure: 

"For many people this is an astonishing moment of hope, a moment they thought would never come.

"And there are many of course who feel a sense of anxiety and loss.

"And then of course there is a third group - perhaps the biggest - who had started to worry that the whole political wrangle would never come to an end.

"I understand all those feelings and our job as the government - my job - is to bring this country together now and take us forward," Boris said.

He went further to say that;

"For all its strengths and for all its admirable qualities, the EU has evolved over 50 years in a direction that no longer suits this country.

"The most important thing to say tonight is that this is not an end but a beginning," he said, and "a moment of real national renewal and change."

The process which began in March 2017 after the UK government announced the country's withdrawal from EU has finally been achieved.

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