The Queen has today given the Brexit Bill Royal Assent, finally passing the UK’s withdrawal into law.
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans announced the news this afternoon in the House of Commons.
Almost four years after Brits voted for Brexit, the Withdrawal Agreement Bill has formally become a law today after the Queen gave it Royal Assent.
The Withdrawal Agreement still needs formal ratification from the European Parliament, in a vote to set for next Wednesday.
Boris Johnson said the nation could now “move forwards as one United Kingdom”.
He said: “At times it felt like we would never cross the Brexit finish line, but we’ve done it.”
“Now we can put the rancour and division behind us and focus on delivering a bright, exciting future with better hospitals and schools, safer streets and opportunity spread to every corner of our country.”