(EURONEWS) – This time there are no mass celebrations – or public mourning – of the event. Pandemic restrictions put paid to the type of scenes that greeted the UK's departure from the EU last January.
That moment was largely technical, symbolic. Eleven months on, this one brings real, tangible, immediate change.
The shift in power that has beckoned ever since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, finally takes place from New Year's Day.
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