Anti-Brexit Lord Adonis has assured he would lead the move to reverse Brexit even as the United Kingdom is only hours away from being done with the European Union transition period.
Lord Adonis who’s a longstanding critic of Britain’s decision to leave the EU described the Brexit deal as the “Trade Reduction Treaty” and said he backed a cry to “get Brexit undone!”
His exchanges with Tory Brexit minister Lord True came as Boris Johnson declared the UK’s destiny “now resides firmly in our hands” as his European Union trade deal cleared Parliament and entered into law.
The UK and the EU Act received the support of the Commons and Lords as the Government rushed the approval through both Houses in one day.
It was also announced that the legislation had been granted royal assent at 12.25 am this morning, signing the agreement finally reached between the UK and EU on Christmas Eve into law.
The Act created the way for the deal to take effect at 11 pm tonight when the current Brexit transition period finally ends.
“I want to thank my fellow MPs and peers for passing this historic Bill and would like to express my gratitude to all of the staff here in Parliament and across Government who have made today possible.
“The destiny of this great country now resides firmly in our hands. We take on this duty with a sense of purpose and with the interests of the British public at the heart of everything we do.
“11 pm on the 31st December marks a new beginning in our country’s history and a new relationship with the EU as their biggest ally. This moment is finally upon us and now is the time to seize it,” Mr Johnson said.
The Bill received MPs support by 521 to 73 at third reading, while peers gave it an unopposed third reading late last night.