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Union flags to fly at Lincolnshire County Council to mark 'Brexit Day'




Lincolnshire County Council is to fly a number of flags from its buildings in order to mark 'Brexit Day'.

Friday marks the official departure date for the UK to begin leaving the EU and the start of a transitional period allowing businesses and government to prepare to post-Brexit arrangements.

It will also mark the start of negotiations over trade with the EU.

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Lincolnshire County Council leader Martin Hill said: “Brexit is a momentous, historic occasion – one which should be marked appropriately.

“We’ve been asked by government, where possible, to fly the union flag on our buildings and as a county which overwhelmingly voted to leave the EU, we’re pleased to do so.”

The transitional period is set to end on December 31, 2020 but can be extended for up to two years.

A number of events are planned to mark the event, with a clock counting down the last hour set to be projected on to No 10 Downing Street, while Nigel Farage is set to host an event in Parliament Square.

An attempt to get Big Ben to bong for Brexit, which sparked a fund-raising appeal, was refused by Parliament, though £272,000 raised will instead go to Help for Heroes.


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