- The UK government has official cut off economic ties with the European Union
- This is as Prime minister Boris Johnson on Friday, January 24, signed the Brexit deal
- Johnson said that the decision by the British government will open a new page of development and growth for all Britons
The United Kingdom (UK)'s prime minister has signed the much-awaited deal for the British government to leave the European Union (EU).
Based on the new agreement, the UK to break economic ties with the EU starting from Friday, January 31.
Johnson described the move as one that will open a monumental and new chapter in the history of the nation, Express.co.uk reports.
He said: "The signing of the Withdrawal Agreement is a fantastic moment, which finally delivers the result of the 2016 referendum and brings to an end far too many years of argument and division.
"We can now move forward as one country - with a government focused upon delivering better public services, greater opportunity and unleashing the potential of every corner of our brilliant United Kingdom, while building a strong new relationship with the EU as friends and sovereign equals."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the UK’s parliament had endorsed the lingering Brexit deal. The endorsement of the bill by the House of Commons on Thursday, January 9, means that the UK may be close to exiting the European Union.
The bill was endorsed by 330 ahead of UK’s planned exit on January 31. Johnson’s party had won a general election in December 2019 giving an edge to the passage of the bill, a feat his predecessor, Theresa May, could not achieve at the House of Commons.
Tim Bale, a professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London, said: "Johnson has taken a party and a government that was on the edge of a nervous breakdown in the summer of 2019 to an overall majority in a legislature than now stands little chance of stopping it doing pretty much whatever it wants.”
While those against the move continue to criticise it, a lot of the citizens in support of Brexit are said to be excited over the success of the prime minister. The bill was then to be debated by the UK’s House of Lords.
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