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EU to UK: You’re history
British flag to come down from the Parliament, and put in the House of European History.
Come February, if you want to reminisce about the U.K.’s membership of the European Union, you’ll have to go to a museum.
According to the minutes of a meeting of the European Parliament’s top brass on Thursday, the Union Flag will come down at the Parliament building in Brussels on January 31 — Brexit Day — with the flag to be kept in the House of European History.
The senior MEPs — known as the Conference of Presidents — informed leaders of the political groups in the Parliament that a “farewell ceremony” will be held on January 29 for the Brits, including something for the Brexiteers — a “statement by the EP President.”
According to the meeting minutes, seen by POLITICO, a “ceremony to pull down the [U.K.] flag on 31 January 2020 was discussed and the EP President informed the Group Leaders that one flag will be placed in the House of European History.”
Maïa de La Baume contributed to this article.
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