PM Johnson plans ‘respectful’ Brexit celebration

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would be respectful in his celebrations on Friday when Britain leaves the European Union, mindful that Brexit still divides the country.

“In common with everybody else, I will be making a dignified exit from the European Union,” he said during a live Facebook broadcast in which he answers questions submitted by members of the public.

Britain leaves the bloc at 2300 GMT – an event that is due to be marked with celebrations across the country – including outside parliament – but which will be lamented by many who voted against it in 2016 after a divisive referendum campaign.

“I’ll be celebrating in a way that I hope is respectful of the scale of th


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