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BREXIT: UK officially leaves the European Union

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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The United Kingdom has officially exited the European Union, after 47 years of membership.

The historic event took place at 11pm GMT (UK time) on Friday 31st, January 2020, amidst celebrations and several protests from anti-brexit campaigners.

Barely after one year of being elected as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Johnson Borris is able to deliver on taking the United Kingdom out of the relationship of the European Union.

In Scotland, where they have campaigned to stay within the union, there were candlelight vigils, while the London Parliament Square held parties.

The British Prime Minister has promised to unite the country and move UK forward.

Boris shared a message on social media, just an hour before the official exit “tonight, we are leaving the European Union. 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.”

Watch the video below to listen to the entirety of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech ahead of the UK leaving the European Union.

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