Westminster to turn red, white and blue to celebrate Brexit

Boris Johnson has unveiled the Government’s full plans to mark Brexit day.

The Prime Minister will deliver a special address to the nation to mark the historic day. Downing Street will be illuminated with a light display designed to symbolise the ‘strength and unity’ of the UK’s four nations.

Union flags will line Parliament Square and the Mall, while Government buildings on Whitehall will be lit up in red, white and blue throughout the evening.

A countdown clock will also be projected onto Number 10’s black bricks from 10pm on January 31. The PM will chair a meeting of his Cabinet in the north of England on Friday, while he and his ministers will use this week to meet people and businesses across the UK.

And the new commemorative 50p coin to mark Britain’s departure will enter circulation on Friday.

Mr Johnson said: ‘Next Friday marks an important moment in the history of our United Kingdom. ‘No matter how you voted in 2016, it is the time to look ahead with confidence to the global, trail-blazing country we will become over the next decade and heal past divisions.

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