European politicians joined hands and tearfully sang Auld Lang Syne – a Scottish folk song traditionally used to mark farewells – following their final vote to accept the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union.
Packing boxes had been placed outside the offices of British MEPs as the legislature took the final steps in a withdrawal process that has taken more than three and half years since the Brexit referendum saw a narrow 52-48 margin of victory for “Brexiters”.
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