Britain officially withdrew from the EU

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the UK has ceased to be a member of the European Union. Friday, 31 January at 23:00 local time (2:00 GMT Saturday, February 1) United Kingdom 47 years came from the European community.

Thus was implemented the will of the British, who in a referendum in 2016 with a margin of 1.3 million votes (52 percent versus 48) were in favour of leaving the EU, where there are 27 member States, reports TASS.

the Beginning of a new stage in the life of the country сторонникb Brexit met in Central London. The main place of celebration of the “divorce” was Parliament square, where we handed out badges with the inscription “Happy day Brexit”.

the government building in Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, the day was highlighted blue and yellow in honor of the colors of the flag of the European Union. In a referendum, 60 percent of the Scots voted against Brexit.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that “the most important thing to say today is that this is not the end but the beginning.” “It might be time for a real national renewal and change,” he said.

the Head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev told reporters that Britain has dealt a blow to the European dream and the “soft power” of the European Union, leaving its composition, and thereby created a dangerous precedent.

“If early entry into the EU was considered to embody the “centuries-old aspirations” of another people for independence (absurd, but people on the same “Euromaidan” sincerely believed), the British in one fell swoop, disproved this statement,” he added.

from outside the European Union began a transition period which will last until 31 December 2020. During this time, the parties intend to agree on all terms of the future cooperation including the free trade agreement.

Finance Minister Sajid Javid on 11 March, will present to the Parliament a new draftt budget, taking into account proposals for the development of the economy after the exit from the European Union.

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