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Brexit: Flag lowered at Senedd as the UK leaves the EU

The European Union flag is taken down in Cardiff Bay as Brexit formally takes effect. Read the full Article Brexit: Flag lowered at Senedd as the UK leaves the EU from The BBC

Got Brexit done! The UK finally leaves the EU as Britons across the country celebrate

On the stroke of 11pm, the UK officially divorced from the bloc after three years of political struggle that split families and paralysed Westminster. Read the full Article Got Brexit done! The UK finally leaves the EU as Britons across the country celebrate

Farewell, au revoir, auf wiedersehen: Britain has left the EU

Britain has left the European Union, bringing the curtain down on 47 years of membership.

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Watch in Full: Boris Addresses the Nation on Brexit Day

Brexit Day LIVE: Boris Johnson baffles as he omits ‘Brexit’ from speech AND No. 10 display

NIGEL Farage has kicked off Brexit Day celebrations with a bustling bash in Parliament Square - right in front of protesting Remainers. Read the full Article Brexit Day LIVE: Boris Johnson baffles as he omits ‘Brexit’ from speech AND No. 10 display from The Express

We told the EU if they didn’t change, we’d go; they wouldn’t change – which is why we’re going

It was back in the late 1990s that a colleague of mine informed me of the impending demise of British Standards. What nonsense I thought, as only a madman (Tony Blair) would allow our country to lose one of its best trademarks. We were still digesting the EU’s Working Time Directive (WTD) along with a myriad of other EU-forced regulation when it became clear that our British Standards were to no longer be maintained by the British Standards Institute. Despite our best efforts to resist the untold damage all these changes would mean for British businesses, our protestations fell on deaf ears. Indeed, the most common phrase from government departments was: “Nothing we can do about it, it’s the EU rules”. One wondered what on earth the point was of us maintaining our powerless politicians, as they hid behind the veil of EU protectionism.It was at this time that I started to fight back.Those early days were difficult, for a few of us it felt like everything was against us, it was like try…

Ursula von der Leyen: 'It's a very emotional day'

The President of the European Commission says Brexit has made the rest of the EU more united. Read the full Article Ursula von der Leyen: 'It's a very emotional day' from The BBC

Violence ERUPTS is France as Firefighters set themselves alight during protests

Violent fighting broke out between police and firefighters in the streets of Paris during a protest over working conditions and pay. French police fired water cannon and tear gas at… Read the full Article Violence ERUPTS is France as Firefighters set themselves alight during protests from UNN

Brexit news LIVE updates: Countdown to EU exit as Boris Johnson calls for Brits to come together

CROWDS have gathered at Parliament Square in London ahead of the UK’s exit from the EU at 11pm tonight. Brits have been getting in the spirit up and down the country since this morning with… Read the full Article Brexit news LIVE updates: Countdown to EU exit as Boris Johnson calls for Brits to come together

Nigel Farage warns of potential US trade deal backlash after PM’s Huawei plans

The Brexit Party leader has warned Prime Minister Johnson that the government’s plans to allow Huawei to play a major part in the UK’s 5G network could “kill off” a… Read the full Article Nigel Farage warns of potential US trade deal backlash after PM’s Huawei plans from UNN

EU leaders vow to remove 'red tape' to stop countries leaving

The red, white and blue national emblem was taken out of the line-up outside the European Council in the Belgian capital this evening. Read the full Article EU leaders vow to remove 'red tape' to stop countries leaving

Gove: We want trade to be as frictionless as possible

Cabinet minister Michael Gove says the government wants trade with the EU to be as easy as possible after Brexit. Read the full Article Gove: We want trade to be as frictionless as possible from The BBC

Government to Hold Final Pre-Brexit Cabinet Meeting in Sunderland

As part of the government’s muted Brexit Day plans, we were told Boris is dragging Cabinet out of London tomorrow for a special away-day meeting. It’s now been announced the Government’s final cabinet meeting whilst members of the EU will be taking place in Sunderland – famously the first place on the 23rd June to vote leave. Sunderland Council will light up buildings in red, white and blue…Whilst the content of Boris’s ‘address to the nation’ is still under wraps, Downing Street has made it clear Boris will channel his inner Churchill with quotes like“the most important thing to say tonight is that this is not an end but a beginning.”“This is the moment when the dawn breaks and the curtain goes up on a new act.”One day more…The post Government to Hold Final Pre-Brexit Cabinet Meeting in Sunderland appeared first on Guido Fawkes.

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Brexit reflections from Patrick O’Flynn

Here is the latest in our series reflecting on the Brexit process with regular BrexitCentral authors and others who have played an important role in our journey out of the European Union. Here are the answers to our questions from Patrick O’Flynn, who as a Daily Express journalist was instrumental in getting his paper to back UK withdrawal from the EU and later became a UKIP MEP.BC: When did you first come to the view that the UK would be better off out of the EU? Did you ever think that the EU could be reformed from within to make membership tolerable for the UK? Tell us how your views developed over time on the issue.After the debacle of the Lisbon Treaty, which gave the EU the legal personality of a state and was rammed through without the promised referendum in Britain, I concluded that the EU was dead set on becoming a superstate and that we would be better off out.I remember a notable conversation about the issue with Matthew Elliott, who was then boss of the TaxPayers’ Alliance…

Brexit news LIVE updates: Countdown to EU exit as Brits sing Rule Britannia at Wetherspoons near Whitehall

CROWDS are starting to pack Parliament Square in London ahead of the UK’s exit from the EU at 11pm tonight. Brits have been getting in the spirit up and down the country with passionate leavers… Read the full Article Brexit news LIVE updates: Countdown to EU exit as Brits sing Rule Britannia at Wetherspoons near Whitehall

Brexit reflections from Sir Bill Cash

Here is the latest in our series reflecting on the Brexit process with regular BrexitCentral authors and others who have played an important role in our journey out of the European Union. Here are the answers to our questions from veteran eurosceptic Sir Bill Cash, a Conservative MP since 1984 who has chaired the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee since 2010.BC: When did you first come to the view that the UK would be better off out of the EU? Did you ever think that the EU could be reformed from within to make membership tolerable for the UK? Tell us how your views developed over time on the issue.In 1985/86 when I was first on the European Select Committee and saw the reality of what was an undemocratic system at work. I never believed that it was possible to reform the EU from within because of the centralised legal framework requiring unanimity to change the laws. My views accelerated at the time of Maastricht and I promoted the rebellion because Maastricht created Europ…

Geoff Norcott: Stockpiling Remainers Could Throw the Best Brexit Parties