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The European Parliament [has given] final approval to Britain's divorce from the European Union, paving the way for the country to quit the bloc on Friday after nearly half a century and delivering a major setback for European integration.


After an emotional debate during which several speakers shed tears on Wednesday (local time), EU politicians voted 621 for and 49 against the Brexit agreement sealed between Britain and the 27 other member states last October, more than three years since Britons voted out. Thirteen politicians abstained and the chamber then broke into a rendition of Auld Lang Syne, a traditional Scottish folk song of farewell.


Britain's 73 departing EU politicians headed for an "Au Revoir" party in the EU chamber after the vote.


Earlier in the day, Britain's ambassador to the EU handed documents formalising Brexit to a senior EU official. Against a backdrop of British and EU flags at the bloc's Brussels headquarters, Tim Barrow, smiling, passed over a dark blue leather file embossed with the emblem of the United Kingdom.


After protracted divorce talks, Britain will leave the club it joined in 1973 at midnight Brussels time on Friday, when British flags will be removed from EU offices and the EU flag lowered on the British premises


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Britain could be just seven days away from leaving the EU without a trade deal, the government warned.


In a candid assessment issued at the start of what may be the final week of trade negotiations, No. 10 Downing Street said a significant gap still existed on fisheries, adding: No deal is arguably underpriced.


The hardening in language was triggered by the need for both Britain and the EU to pass in law details of the trade treaty before the end of the transition period on 31 December.

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England has gone back to heightened lockdown ... possibly for 7 weeks = March 2021?


and this was always on the cards;

EU share trading flees London on first day after full Brexit

Trading in equities such as Santander, Deutsche Bank and Total moved to EU marketplaces or back to primary exchanges such as the Madrid, Frankfurt and Paris bourses, according to data from Refinitiv.


the City was always one of the prime Remoaners

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