UPDATE: Massive Crowd Gathering Outside Parliament in Final Hour
After more than three years of brutal British politics, multiple elections, and failed governments, the United Kingdom will formally exit the European Union at midnight in Brussels, 6pm on the east coast of the United States.
“Britain will formally leave at 11 p.m. U.K. time (6 p.m. ET) and Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to address the public about an hour before the departure time. Elsewhere throughout the country, the day will be marked by celebrations and some mourning from those opposed to the move. But in typically British fashion, the celebrations are expected to be muted,” reports Fox News.
— Glenn Thompson – South Tyneside Councillor (@GlennThompsonBP) January 31, 2020
— Sun Politics (@SunPolitics) January 31, 2020
“The 2016 vote to leave the E.U. in a one-off referendum sent shockwaves throughout the globe and is frequently cited as a groundbreaking populist moment that previewed President Trump’s victory months later in the U.S. general election,” adds Fox.
Read the full report here.