When the clock was set to Downing Street to count down to the moment Britain exited the EU, Johnson made a video message in which he promised the British "a real national update and change" in connection with Brexit.
In his speech, Johnson emphasized that after Brexit, Great Britain can simultaneously become "a great European and truly global power in its range and ambitions."
"In our diplomacy, in our fight against climate change, in our campaigns for human rights or the education of women, or free trade, we will again show muscles that we have not used for decades. The power of independent thought and action," - the British Prime Minister said.
Johnson did not mention the word "Brexit," which the prime minister’s office excluded from government communications, promising instead to "spread hope and opportunity in all parts of the UK."
On the day Britain planned to leave the EU, the Prime Minister invited 10 ministers and veterans of the Vote Leave campaign (vote for Britain's exit from the EU - ed.) To Brexit for a buffet with British treats in his office on Downing Street.
On January 31, the EU flag was lifted at the British representative office in Brussels
As we reported, The United Kingdom is no longer a member of the European Union. The Brexit agreement entered into force at midnight on January 31 Central European Time.