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Boris Johnson signed the post-Brexit agreement with the European Union


#British #Prime #Minister #Boris #Johnson signed on #Wednesday the post-Brexit trade agreement reached last week with the #European #Union, hailing it as the beginning of a “wonderful relationship” between the two banks of the #English #Channel.

“#It is an excellent agreement for this country, but also for our friends and partners”, said during the signing in #Downing #Street, after the presidents of the #European #Commission and the #European #Council, #Ursula von der #Leyen and #Charles #Michel, had initialed this treaty of more than 1,200 pages.

The UK will be the EU’s best friend and ally: #Boris #Johnson

The leaders of the #European #Union signed the post-Brexit trade agreement with the #United #Kingdom. | #Photo: AFP

#British #Prime #Minister #Boris #Johnson promised on #Wednesday that the UK will be “The best friend and ally” of the #European #Union after their final separation on #Thursday at midnight, during the parliamentary debate to pass the landmark post-Brexit trade deal.

“We will be a friendly neighbor, the best friend and ally the #European #Union can have, working hand in hand as long as our values ​​and interests coincide, while fulfilling the sovereign desire of the #British people to live under their own sovereign laws made by his own sovereign parliament, “#Johnson told the deputies.

EU leaders signed post-Brexit agreement with the UK

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#European #Union leaders signed the post-Brexit trade deal with the UK on #Wednesday, on the eve of their final separation, a text that must be ratified during the day by the #British #Parliament.

#Reached in extremis on #December 24, one week before the end of the post-Brexit transition period, the free trade agreement between the #United #Kingdom and the 27 will come into force on #December 31 at 23:00 GMT, midnight in continental #Europe.

A day earlier, the presidents of the #European #Commission, #Ursula von der #Leyen, and the #European #Council, #Charles #Michel, signed in a brief ceremony in #Brussels the text of more than 1,200 pages that the two houses of the #British #Parliament plan to ratify. accelerated form on #Wednesday so that #Queen #Elizabeth II can sign it on time.

#Thanks to his overwhelming parliamentary majority, and the announced support of the #Labor opposition, the #Conservative #Johnson is assured the approval of the bill that makes the treaty into the law of the #United #Kingdom.

#We will work with the 27 “hand in hand as long as our values ​​and interests coincide, while fulfilling the sovereign desire of the #British people to live under their own sovereign laws made by their own sovereign parliament,” he added in the #House of #Commons.

#According to a #YouGov poll published on #Wednesday, 17% of #Britons consider the new deal as good. | #Photo: AFP

#British consider new deal as “good”

#Four and a half years after the #June 2016 referendum in which 52% of #Britons voted for end almost five decades of integration into the #European #Union, the country definitively leaves the single market and the customs union on #Thursday, after having officially left the bloc on #January 31.

#According to a #YouGov poll published on #Wednesday, 17% of #Britons view the new deal as good, 21% as bad and 31% neither. #However, only 9% considered that it should be rejected, leading the country to a brutal rupture that would cause traffic jams in #British ports, food shortages, price spikes and possibly.

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