Last day in the EU: Britain is preparing to exit the EU


At 23:00 London time on January 31, 2020 (2:00 February 1 Moscow time), the UK will cease to be a member of the European Union (EU). 3,5 years have passed since the Brexit referendum, the release of Misty Albion from the EU. The clock projected on Downing Street (the residence of the Prime Minister of Great Britain), counts the remaining time.


It should be noted that the UK is so happy about this event that they even issued a 50-pence coin dedicated to Brexit. Moreover, British Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel-Johnson (Boris Johnson) has planned to hold a cabinet meeting in northern England, where he is going to discuss "prosperity and new opportunities." An hour before the official Brexit, Johnson will speak to the nation and talk about "a great moment for the country and a moment of hope." Will there be words in his speech about the “end of European slavery”, whether the fireworks will start and whether this day will be festive, is not specified.

Moreover, on the territory of continental Europe, no one is going to hold any special events. Only a press release on Brexit is expected. This is not surprising, because from Brussels and other capitals they have repeatedly stated that they regret the decision made by London. But on January 31, 2020, the flags of Great Britain, near the buildings of the European Parliament (Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg), will be officially removed. True, without special ceremonies, although one of them will be sent to the EU History Museum (Brussels).

After that, the UK and the EU will begin a transition period. It will last until December 31, 2020 and is necessary to address a number of issues (the conclusion of a new trade agreement, the “utryasy” of access to fishing areas, and others). Until this time, the UK will still be in the customs union and the single EU market, but it will lose its voting right in the European Parliament and the European Commission. By the way, the new seven-year budget of the EU will begin to operate on January 1, 2021.
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  1. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 31 January 2020 09: 46
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    They could have left in English without saying goodbye, but why they act in Russian, everyone says goodbye and never leaves.
    In general, with an initiative good The first one went ....
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      g1washntwn (George Washington) 31 January 2020 11: 53
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      Quote: 123
      The first one went ....

      Well, actually not the first, but half-first. According to the vote there was almost 50/50 pros and cons. smile
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        123 (123) 31 January 2020 12: 00
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        Well, actually not the first, but half-first. According to the vote there was almost 50/50 pros and cons. smile

        This is not so important, the main thing is that they are coming out. Still, more people voted for the exit and the process began. And those who are opposed, to a large part of Scotland and Northern Ireland, they do not want to leave the EU. So, we are waiting for the further development of events, a possible transformation into "Small Britain". Maybe Harry and his wife "grasped" the trend and dumped, without waiting for this?
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          g1washntwn (George Washington) 31 January 2020 12: 19
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          Still, they voted more for the exit.

          52% in favor - 48% against. The revolution for 2% did not happen, which means that everyone is violet. Scotland and Ireland will simply constantly obtain preferences for themselves, thereby blackmailing Great Britain. The whole point of Brexit is that GB does not want to be a tool, but wants to steer this tool (EU). Which, to be honest, is already unlikely and difficult to implement. We will see how rats swim and whether the ship will sink without this ballast.
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            123 (123) 31 January 2020 12: 28
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            52% in favor - 48% against.

            In Ukraine, too, everything was about 50/50, dashing trouble began ...

            Scotland and Ireland will simply constantly obtain preferences for themselves, thereby blackmailing Great Britain. The whole point of Brexit is that GB does not want to be a tool, but wants to steer this tool (EU). Which, to be honest, is already unlikely and difficult to implement. We will see how rats swim and whether the ship will sink without this ballast.

            In general, you are right, stocking up with popcorn, well, or seeds. laughing Given the long history of interstate relations, I will not wish good luck to these citizens. hi
            1. g1washntwn Offline
              g1washntwn (George Washington) 31 January 2020 12: 32
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              There are already such battles across Ireland and the border that the Premier League just smokes on the sidelines. Highlanders can also ignite, although they tried to accustom them to the tea ceremony. I am preparing blue face paint and reviewing Braveheart with Mel Gibson. laughing
              1. 123 Offline
                123 (123) 31 January 2020 12: 40
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                Preparing Blue Face Paint and Revising Braveheart with Mel Gibson

                The movie is wonderful. good Worth waiting for a remix? This time a documentary?
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    beeper 31 January 2020 12: 11
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    Is this, perhaps, the “Polish plumbers” from V. Britain who will now be forced to leave home ...? winked
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      123 (123) 31 January 2020 12: 29
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      Is this, perhaps, the “Polish plumbers” from V. Britain who will now be forced to leave home ...?

      And not only, there are enough Baltic states and others. Well, companies are running across the continent.
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        beeper 31 January 2020 13: 15
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        Unmasked by such a "bummer", the "hot Polish poppers" will return home, and there, at their workplaces, cheap strikebreakers hang around - "guest workers" from the "banderoheroicheskaya" Maydansky .... winked
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          123 (123) 31 January 2020 14: 11
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          Domino effect.