The EU Parliament has finally approved the UK-EU post-Brexit trade deal, with an overwhelming majority of 660 in favour, 5 noes and 32 abstentions.
Hugely welcome the overwhelming vote by @Europarl_EN for our trade agreement with the EU.— David Frost (@DavidGHFrost) April 28, 2021
Hope we can now begin a new chapter together as Europeans, characterised by friendly cooperation between sovereign equals.
Thank you @EU_Commission @michelbarnier for helping get us here.
Only four months after the Commons managed to ratify it – no wonder their vaccine rollout was so slow…
UPDATE: Boris responds:
“This week is the final step in a long journey, providing stability to our new relationship with the EU as vital trading partners, close allies and sovereign equals.
“Now is the time to look forward to the future and to building a more Global Britain.”