Boris Johnson claims new year ‘an amazing moment’ for UK

(VOVWORLD) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday said the UK would be an “open, generous, outward-looking, internationalist and free trading” country once it quits all EU rules at 23:00 GMT on Thursday.

In his New Year broadcast message, Johnson said, “This is an amazing moment for this country. We have our freedom in our hands and it is up to us to make the most of it.”

He said there are hopes in the current crisis, such as the development of COVID-19 vaccines by companies from the UK and other countries.

The UK has now completely separated from the EU, after a transition period lasting 11 months since the withdrawal agreement took effect and more than 4 years after British voters chose to leave the EU.

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