UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The European Parliament has bid farewell to British MPs today before a vote on the Brexit process was held.
“We will always love you and do not stay away from each other. We will work with all our efforts to reach an agreement again in the future,” said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
Today’s vote was held by the European Parliament on ratification of the treaty that London and Brussels negotiated for three and a half years after the 2016 referendum.
Members of the European Parliament overwhelmingly support the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU.
Parliamentarians ratified the Brexit Agreement with 621 votes in favor and 49 against. After the vote, MEPs marked the UK exit by singing “Auld Lang Syne”, which is usually sung when bid farewell to something.
Some British MEPs said they hoped the UK would return someday though Eurosceptics, including Brexit Party’s Nigel Farage, delivered their latest EU speeches.
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