UK looks to the future as EU sings Auld Lang Syne

Anti-Brexit demonstrators waving EU and Union flags are reflected in a puddle in front of the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC1DEB66A850

The United Kingdom will officially leave the European Union tonight at 11 pm.

47 years of membership will now be part of the history of both the European Union and of the United Kingdom.

The 27 EU member states that Britain will leave behind in Brussels, on Friday, approved the withdrawal agreement reached on October 2019 after more than three years of negotiations.

According to the British Broadcasting Channel (BBC), Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to address Britons to call Brexit “new dawn”.

British media are reporting that a series of events including marches and celebrations will be held in London and both those in favour of Brexit, the Brexiteers and even those against the pro-EU are expected to attend

The BBC is reporting that former Prime Minister David Cameron, said that it is a very big day for the country. Cameron had led a campaign for the UK to remain in the EU during a referendum campaign in 2016.

On the other hand, it is being reported by BBC that the Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said that the day they can break free has come. He described Brexit as a “massive victory for the people against the establishment.”

On Thursday Brexit cleared its last formal hurdle in Brussels, setting Britain’s Jan. 31 exits from the European Union in stone. It was an unceremonious moment.