January 28, 2020 2.34 pm This story is over 52 months old

Lincolnshire County Council to fly Union flags for ‘Brexit Day’

January 31 marks the official departure date from the European Union

Lincolnshire County Council will fly a number of flags from its buildings in order to mark ‘Brexit Day’.

Friday (January 31), 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.

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

Lincolnshire County Council leader Martin Hill

“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 31 December 2020 but can be extended for upto 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 fundraising appeal, was refused by Parliament, though £272,000 raised will instead go to Help for Heroes.

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