London,1/2: Britain finally leaves the European Union after 47 years of membership. Brexit came into force in the late Friday Night. Brexiteers claiming victory and popping champagne corks for an “independence day”.
Nigel Farage, a leading Leave campaigner, told the crowd. “The war is over: we have won, This is the single most important moment in the modern history of our great nation.”
US President Donald Trump has long supported Brexit. His Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Britons wanted to escape the “tyranny of Brussels”.