Party preparations are underway in London and across the UK for the eventual departure from the European Union. The Withdrawal Bill, which was finally passed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s 80-seat majority government in the House of Commons was formally ratified yesterday by the European Parliament.
The UK will leave the EU at 2300 GMT tomorrow, 31st January. There will follow a transition period up to the end of 2020 for trade and other details to be agreed upon.
The official departure from the EU comes 3 and a half years after the UK voted 52 – 48% to leave the EU in a referendum which took place on 23rd June 2016.
Brexit Party leader and Donald Trump fan, Nigel Farage has organized a public celebration in London, to take place at the moment the UK leaves the bloc.
When asked what the future now holds for him, Mr. Farage told ‘This Morning’ program he intends to conduct public speaking ventures to encourage other European nations to follow the UK’s example and leave the EU.
He also stated that he will now regularly travel to the U.S. to support President Trump’s re-election campaign, as he did in 2016.
As he made a scathing final speech in the European Parliament yesterday, Mr. Farage’s mic was briefly cut off as he and other Brexit Party MEP’s (Members of the European Parliament) waved Union Jack flags as a parting ‘au revoir’ to their fellow members.
He was asked to put the flags away by the Vice President of the EU Parliament, Mairead McGuinness, but she was ignored, and the British MEP’s simply walked out.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will address the UK tomorrow evening an hour before the official departure time. You can watch his statement here;
Porter Medium will be reporting on the celebrations in the UK tomorrow.