Brexit Day celebration in Lincoln ‘open to all’

Lincoln students holding a Brexit Day celebration have insisted that the event is open to all, even remainers.

The United Kingdom will officially leave the European Union at 11pm on Friday, January 31 before entering into a transition period.

University of Lincoln’s Conservative society mark the historic night with a party at 9pm starting at Wetherspoons.

So far, the Facebook event has no people marked as ‘interested’ or ‘going’ but the organiser said he has the society going with some extra people.

Adam Clegg, president of the Conservative society, said: “It’s open to people who want to celebrate or forget that it’s happening.

“We might not yet know what Brexit will look like but it’s always better to find out with a drink in your hand.”

The third-year computer science student said the night will be full of symbolism and they plan to end at the Bavarian bar Bierkeller.

Meanwhile, Lincolnshire County Council will fly its Union flags but Lincoln Cathedral will not ring out its bells to mark Brexit Day.

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