The United Kingdom will leave the European Union at midnight Brussels time British MEPs have left the European Parliament for the last time European leaders warn the UK cannot expect unfettered access to the European market All updates in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC/GMT) 22:05 Now you have had the highlights of Boris Johnson’s Facebook address, for those that want to gorge on the whole speech can do so here. 22:00 In a public address broadcast one hour before Brexit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised a “new era of friendly cooperation” with the European Union. He also said there may be “bumps in the road” ahead but vowed that the departure was an opportunity for “stunning success.” “The most important thing to say tonight is that this is not an end but a beginning,” he said in a pre-recorded statement from Downing Street. “For many people this is an astonishing moment of hope, a moment they thought would never come,” Johnson said. “And there are many of course who feel a sense of anxiety and loss.” 21:57 Having heard from Macron and Merkel, and while we wait for Johnson, a 39-year-old butcher called Mark Leeds told Reuters beside parliament: “Well for three and… Read full this story
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