Prime minister Boris Johnson thanked the British Parliament for approving the trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union less than 24 hours before the British left the country Union.
“In the future of this great country, it is now firmly in our own hands,” said Johnson in a statement after the approval of the deal by the house of Commons and the house of Lords.
He spoke of ‘historic legislation’, with the government thinking above all of the interests of the British people.
The British had already formally left the EU at the end of January, but were bound by agreements with the country Block until the end of this year. The deal will prevent major problems in trade between the UK and the EU, without, for example, import duties. According to Johnson, it is the beginning of a new relationship with the EU.
For Johnson, it has been an important milestone since the Brexit referendum in 2016. Because of the Brexit troubles, two prime ministers, David Cameron and Theresa May, were forced to take the field. Johnson was always a great champion of the Brexit and it was therefore of great importance to him that an agreement between London and Brussels was concluded.