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UK News Brexit Day: Boris Johnson to hail ‘a new era’ for Britain as he marks EU departure and UK leaps into the unknown

01:05  31 january  2020
01:05  31 january  2020 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Brexit . Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hail the "dawn of a new era " on Friday, as the UK In a speech to be shown at 22:00 GMT - an hour before the official departure time - he will say Brexit is To mark Brexit , Mr Johnson will hold a cabinet meeting in Sunderland - the city which was the first to

What is Brexit ? Brexit - British exit - refers to the UK leaving the EU . Mr Johnson succeeded in replacing the backstop with new customs arrangements. Unlike the previous deal, the revised one will allow the UK to sign and implement its own trade agreements with countries around the world.

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Boris Johnson will declare on Friday night that the UK faces a “moment of real national renewal and change” as the country’s turbulent membership of the European Union comes to an end at the stroke of 11pm.

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Brexit supporters will stage a “once-in-a-lifetime” party in Parliament Square to mark the country’s biggest constitutional upheaval for nearly a century, with similar celebrations planned across the UK.

By contrast Remainers are arranging a host of candlelit vigils and wakes to register their sorrow and anger at Britain’s departure from the bloc after 47 years.

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The EU 's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said removing the backstop guarantee was unacceptable. Boris Johnson gave his first statement in the House of Commons since becoming prime minister, and set out his position on Brexit , which he has promised to complete by 31 October.

Mr Johnson will chair his weekly Cabinet meeting in Sunderland, the first city to declare its support for Leave when the 2016 referendum results were announced. In an address to the nation an hour before Brexit takes place, Mr Johnson will declare that his mission is to heal the divisions opened by Brexit.

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'Not an end but a beginning'

Boris Johnson filming his Brexit Day speech (Photo: Andrew Parsons / No10 Downing Street)

“The most important thing to say tonight is that this is not an end but a beginning.

“This is the moment when the dawn breaks and the curtain goes up on a new act. It is a moment of real national renewal and change,” he will say.

“This is the dawn of a new era in which we no longer accept that your life chances - your family’s life chances - should depend on which part of the country you grow up in.”

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Boris Johnson to mark moment of departure with message promising to unite country. “This is the dawn of a new era in which we no longer accept that your life chances – your family’s life Friday night will bring very little in the way of tangible change, as the UK will move straight into a transition period

Ministers will make a series of visits across the North-East of England, where the Tories captured seven Labour seats last month, to underline their promises to spread investment away from the South East.

At 11pm the UK will enter an 11 month post-Brexit transition period with little immediate effect on its relationship with the bloc.

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Daunting challenge

London and Brussels face the daunting challenge of hammering out a trade deal by the end of the year.

Jeremy Corbyn said the nation stands at a crossroads, facing a choice between creating a “truly internationalist, diverse and outward-looking Britain” and turning inwards.

Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn arrive for the state opening of parliament at the Houses of Parliament on 19 December 2019 (Photo: Getty)

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The Labour leader said his party would resist any “toxic” trade deal with Donald Trump which jeopardises the NHS, food standards or jobs at risk.

The TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, said: “As we leave the EU, the Prime Minister must focus on delivering trade deals that protect jobs and rights at work.”

Sir Ed Davey, the acting Liberal Democrat leader, called on “progressive” parties to work together to push for a soft Brexit during the trade talks.

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Growth forecast downgrade

In his final press conference as Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, delivered a pre-Brexit blow to the Government by downgrading its growth forecasts.

But the bank’s Monetary Policy Committee held off from cutting interest rates because of signs of a pick-up in the economy since the election.

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Contrary to popular belief, the two sides of the Brexit debate agree on much more than they disagree on, researchers from the Universities of Bath and Essex concluded.

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Transition — The timeline

11pm tonight (midnight Brussels time): UK membership of European Union ends after 47 years. Next week: Boris Johnson will set out his aims for post-Brexit trade talks. 25 February: EU ministers meet to agree their negotiating stance. 2 March: Expected date for launch of formal negotiations. Early March: Boris Johnson could travel to the United States for talks with Donald Trump on a UK-US trade deal. March: Government due to publish immigration white paper setting out post-Brexit visa rules. 26-27 March: EU leaders meet in Brussels to review progress. 18-19 June: Further summit in Brussels. Boris Johnson could be invited as a guest. July: Both Britain and the EU have said they want future fisheries and financial services arrangements to be settled. The subjects have become interlinked. 15-16 October: Brussels summit which some EU officials regard as a deadline for a deal because of the need to ratify it. 10-11 December: Last Brussels summit of the year and the last feasible date for agreement to be struck. Midnight 31 December: The post-Brexit transition period ends. The Government insists it will not extend the date - with or without a deal.

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