Brexit done: end of divorce between the United Kingdom and the EU while Boris Johnson announces a new dawn

LONDON: The divorce of the United Kingdom from European Union (EU) entered into force on Friday night when it became the first country to exit the economic bloc after 47 years of membership after the vote in favor of June 2016.

Prime Minister Boris johnson He praised the historical moment as the beginning of a new era for the United Kingdom in his speech to the nation just before Brexit.

Brexit entered into force at 11 p.m. (2300 GMT).

This is the moment at which the curtain of a new act in our great national drama rises and rises, said Johnson, in his video message that promised hope and opportunity to each part of the United Kingdom .

It is not just a legal extraction. It is potentially a moment of renewal and real national change. This is the beginning of a new era in which we no longer accept that your life opportunities, your family's life opportunities, should depend on where in the country you grow, he said.