The United Kingdom has left the European Union, after 47 years of membership in a political and economic unit widely regarded as the largest ever in human history.
A decision to leave the European bloc was made by a majority of Brtish voters in June 2016 when 52 per cent of the population voted in support of Brexit bringing to an end a relationship that began in 1973.
It all became official on Friday, January 31, at exactly 11 p.m.
In Brussels, Belgium, the European Union headquarters, thousands gathered in front of the EU parliament with many waving the Union Jack flags in support of the long-anticipated divorce marking the end to a 47-year relationship.
In London, Brexit supporters gathered to celebrate their big day, prompting the crowds to sing the British national anthem.
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s 10 Downing street residence was beautifully decorated, a clock projection onto the street had the many gathered screaming with joy to welcome Brexit.
The prime minister sought to unify the population deeply divided on the move, with some believing it is a huge gamble that is bound to pose risks to the nation.
” This is the dawn of a new era in which we no longer accept that your life chances, your family’s life chances, should depend on which part of the country you grow up in,”
Our job as the government, my job is to bring this country together and take us forward,” Johnson said.
The Prime minister is expected to host a Brexit party at his residence.
Vladimir Chimaobi reporting, Obinwannem News