British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lauded the opportunities Brexit would grant the United Kingdom as he spoke before the House of Commons, in London, on Wednesday.
“Having taken back control of our money, our borders, our laws and our waters by leaving the European Union,” Johnson said, “we now seize this moment to forge a fantastic new relationship with our European neighbours based on free trade and friendly cooperation.”
However, Johnson reminded the MPs of a shared duty “to make the best use of the powers that we regain” to ensure the success of the deal for the country.
The European Parliament is expected to hold a ratification vote early next year. Until the formal approval on both sides, the deal will be applied provisionally.