The 31 January has arrived, the day of Brexit. An event has been held in Parliament Square while in Scotland crowds gathered outside the Scottish Parliament to show support for the EU.
This is definitely a country split apart by the Brexit project and there appears to be little sign that a healing process has begun, and it may never begin, especially if the Johnson government fails to stick to its election campaign promises. The pre-referendum promises have yet to materialise and the road ahead is going to be a rocky one, especially with a cliff edge still looming at the end of 2020.
The UK now treads an uncertain path during the transition period which begins on 1 February with trade negotiations set to start in March.
LedbyDonkeys shone once again with their poignant video which was projected onto the cliffs at Dover.
A message to Europe, this morning on the White Cliffs of Dover. Sound on. pic.twitter.com/E3VY8BaGjK
— Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) January 31, 2020
The EU lowered the flag at the European Parliament
— Telebot (@sebalitio) January 31, 2020
What a moment – the UK flag has just been taken down at the EU Council building in Brussels pic.twitter.com/EzvGwwzM1Z
— Andrew Connell (@andrewiconnell) January 31, 2020
Scotland sends a clear message to Europe
"For a' that, an' a' that,
It's coming yet for a' that,
That Man to Man, the world o'er,
Shall brothers be for a' that."
Burns' internationalist anthem – sung for the opening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999 & again tonight. pic.twitter.com/69yb2mgypa
— Michael Gray (@GrayInGlasgow) January 31, 2020
The Scottish Government headquarters in Edinburgh tonight. 🇪🇺 pic.twitter.com/0J8RiJ5mro
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) January 31, 2020
Proud to reaffirm Scotland’s status as an outward looking European nation at Scots Parliament tonight. Speeches from @joannaccherry @AlynSmith @TommySheppard @BenMacpherson @DeidreBrock @Feorlean & well chaired by @LesleyRiddoch 🏴🇪🇺 pic.twitter.com/TUuuYRUlYh
— Sean McPartlin (@SeanMcP) January 31, 2020
— GlasgowlovesEU #FBPE #ProgressiveAlliance (@GlasgowlovesEu) January 31, 2020
— Michael Bawtree (@MichaelJBawtree) January 31, 2020
— Ross Ingebrigtsen (@rosstoross) January 31, 2020
The EU Commission building in Brussels tonight (and if you look carefully you’ll see that they do appear to have left a light on for us!) 🏴❤️🇪🇺 pic.twitter.com/KMmUvJsKn4
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) January 31, 2020
Turnout for this joyless celebration. pic.twitter.com/X6zetj2iTV
— Fionna O'Leary, 🕯🇪🇺 (@fascinatorfun) January 31, 2020
11 PM Arrives
The UK has now officially left the European Union. pic.twitter.com/96edB2ggpn
— Department for International Trade (@tradegovuk) January 31, 2020