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UK: White Cliffs of Dover wake up to Brexit Britain01:00

UK: White Cliffs of Dover wake up to Brexit Britain

United Kingdom, Dover
February 1, 2020 at 07:58 GMT -00:00 · Published

The symbolic 'White Cliffs of Dover' woke up to Brexit Britain on Saturday morning.

Freight and passengers were unloaded from ferries as normal, given that the United Kingdom and the European Union enter a transition period, due to end on December 31, 2020.

The chalk cliffs face towards continental Europe across the narrowest part of the English Channel and are historically seen as defence against invasion.

The UK officially left the EU after 47 years of membership at 23:00 (GMT) on Friday, January 31, more than three years after the country voted to leave in the 2016 referendum.

UK: White Cliffs of Dover wake up to Brexit Britain01:00
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The symbolic 'White Cliffs of Dover' woke up to Brexit Britain on Saturday morning.

Freight and passengers were unloaded from ferries as normal, given that the United Kingdom and the European Union enter a transition period, due to end on December 31, 2020.

The chalk cliffs face towards continental Europe across the narrowest part of the English Channel and are historically seen as defence against invasion.

The UK officially left the EU after 47 years of membership at 23:00 (GMT) on Friday, January 31, more than three years after the country voted to leave in the 2016 referendum.

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