Boris Johnson has formally signed the EU withdrawal agreement, which has now officially become UK law, paving the way for the country to leave the EU this week.
The heads of the European Commission and Council – Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel – have signed the Withdrawal Agreement, ahead of the UK’s exit from the EU on 31 January.
The Queen approved it on Thursday 23rd January, and on Wednesday 29th January the European Parliament is expected to vote for it too.
The UK has agreed to abide by EU rules during a transition period until the end of the year. By 2021 the UK aims to have agreed a deal on future ties.
Brexit ends 46 years in the EU club.