Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 February 2020

Brexit day live: the latest news as the UK leaves the European Union

The UK brought to an end nearly five decades of EU membership at 11pm on January 31. Follow the developments here

After three years, seven months, and eight days since the British public voted in the Brexit referendum, the United Kingdom formally left the EU at 11pm GMT on January 31.

The past 1,317 days have seen almost every twist and turn imaginable as a country grappled deep division and political and legal wranglings to reach to this stage.

Thousands of people turned out to mark the occasion in central London as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed "the dawn of a new era".

Follow the latest news and developments below.

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Updated: February 2, 2020 11:22 AM

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