BREXIT: European Union MEPs ratify UK withdrawal agreement from EU

Politicians join in rendition of Auld Lang Syne after vote confirming UK departure from EU on Friday, 31 January 2020

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Britain’s departure from the EU on 31 January was set in stone in a historic moment for the nation as MEPs in Brussels ratified the withdrawal agreement before breaking out in a rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

As the president of the European parliament, David Sassoli, announced the result of the vote, with 621 in favour to 49 against with 13 abstentions, MEPs stood almost as one to sing the Scottish song.     

The vote ensures that the UK’s 47 years of membership of the EU will now end at midnight central European time on Friday, after years of troubled talks and uncertainty.

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Also read:… The highs and lows of Britain’s 47 years in the EEC and EU

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  • kamtanblog  On January 30, 2020 at 6:45 am

    Brexit complete …
    Good news.
    Now only have to obey British law made by
    British MP’s for British people.
    Hopefully reducing bureaucracy!

    Way forward

    Kamtan 🇬🇧

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On January 30, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Why do I have a sense of loss of two friends going their separate ways following irreconcilable differences?

  • kamtanblog  On January 30, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Ha ha ..it’s not a divorce !
    Just a separation.

    Simple Simon says
    Now the British only have to obey the laws
    that their elected MP’s in parliament make.
    Not some bureaucracy in Brussels dictates.
    EU in ruled by a pack of unelected jackasses
    in Brussels. Now that et will be ruled by their
    own elected jackasses.
    QED

    UK has no written constitution as HRH QE2
    is head of state….she can dissolve parliament
    (sack the lot) and call new elections.
    She has the power but has never used it
    without the PM consent/advice.

    It was her ancestor King Charles 1st
    who claimed his power came from
    God and lost his head literally.
    Cromwell the PM signed his execution
    on grounds of blasphemy !
    Cromwell said his power came from
    the people …

    History teaches fools
    Idiots forget at their peril

    Que sera sera
    Have a nice day

    Kamtan

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