UK to celebrate Brexit with flags and ‘light display’

UK to celebrate Brexit with flags and ‘light display’


1/17/20, 11:30 PM CET

Boris Johnson has unveiled plans to mark January 31 with a light show, a countdown and a special address.

No. 10 will mark the U.K.’s exit at 11 p.m. with a light display in Westminster, which will include a countdown clock projected onto the black bricks of Downing Street. Other buildings on Whitehall will also be lit up.

The government said in a press statement that it wanted to use the moment to “heal divisions, re-unite communities and look forward to the country that we want to build.”

Cabinet ministers will hold a meeting in the north of England during the day to discuss “levelling up” all parts of the country — in other words, spread resources to areas of the country outside of the south-east of England —  and Johnson will deliver a speech to the nation in the evening.

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