Happy Brexit Day! Campaigners Celebrate Leaving EU After 47 Years

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: A man poses in a Union Jack suit at Parliament Square as peo
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Nigel Farage has hailed today as a “massive victory for the people against the establishment” as the UK prepares to leave the EU at 11 pm.

“What happens tonight at 11 o’clock, we pass the point of no return,” Mr Farage said on Good Morning Britain on Friday. “Once we’re out, there’s no way this country will ever rejoin. This is a big moment in history.”

Other leading campaigners celebrated today, including Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice.

Brexit Party MEPs Claire Fox and Belinda de Lucy thanked activists and leave voters, with Ms de Lucy saying today “feels like we’ve stood on the shoulders of so many unsung heroes. Thank you SO much to all 17.4 million.”

Journalist and keen royalist Joseph Afrane, who is often seen at pro-Brexit rallies bedecked in patriotic suits, was out in Westminster today bidding “bye-bye EU”.

The Conservative government, which finally delivered Brexit after three and a half years since the vote, also marked today on Twitter, with Number 10 releasing a video celebrating that “today is the day the UK is leaving the EU.”

Some of the media splashed their front pages with celebrations of the historic day:

While Brexit campaigners like Patrick O’Flynn criticised the left-liberal Guardian for calling Britain a “small island” on their front page this morning, by quoting George Orwell who said: “England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality.”

Brexit-supporting newspaper cartoonists also took the chance to mark Brexit Day, and mock those who tried to block it since 2016.

There was also congratulations from the U.S. ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson, who said: “You have no greater friend, ally, and partner than the United States.”

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