United Kingdom will leave European Union today
LONDON: The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on Friday (today), after 47 years of membership.
The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced to hail Brexit day today, as the dawn of a new era and will make pledge to unite Britain in an address to the nation.
Brexit was originally scheduled for March 31, 2019, but was repeatedly delayed when Members of the Parliament rejected a previous withdrawal agreement reached by the EU and former prime minister Theresa May.
On Jan 24, the Brexit Treaty had been signed by top officials of the European Union.
EU Council President Charles Michel had said on Twitter that he and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen had signed the Agreement.
President of the European Council, Charles Michel had posted a tweet confirming the signing of the Withdrawal agreement.
Earlier this month, the British parliament had approved the Brexit Bill after three days of debate, allowing it to leave the European Union by the end of January. House of Commons had passed the bill by 330-231.