After long hailing years and talks about Brexit, the U.K. finally left the EU on Friday evening, as the clock striked 23:00 GMT.
This was a huge transition and one of history’s greatest political shifts in the current European history. UK joined as an important member of the European Union in 1973 and now after 47 years of membership, has now formally parted ways with the EU.
On Friday evening, thousands of supporters of decision gathered around the Parliament Square in central London to celebrate Brexit where they sang and chanted patriotic songs s and cheered on the Brexit Party’s leader, Nigel Farage, as he gave his speech.
In his speech he stated, “Let us celebrate tonight as we have never done before. This is the greatest moment in the modern history of our great nation.”
Whereas, the anti-Brexit and EU supporters rallied and marched outside the Whitehall to bid a “fond farewell” to the European Union.
UK’s exit from the EU now has left the UK in a transition period where the U.K’s voting rights in the EU will be revoked but be still bound by the rules. Currently, U.K remains the member of the single market and custom union and has negotiations going on with the EU to have a free-trade dealing.
On June 23rd, 2016, a poll was conducted among the British on whether the U.K should exit from the Europe’s political and economical union or remain its member. The result conducted in 51.9% people voted to leave the EU and 48.1% voted to remain the union. This phenomena was called to the term, “Brexit” and became the official term for the decision.