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Boris Johnson has said Britain will become a “global, trail-blazing country” after Brexit and that he will “look ahead with confidence”.

The prime minister made the comments as he unveiled the government’s full plans to mark Brexit day on Friday when the UK formally leaves the European Union, nearly four years after the referendum.

He said: “Next Friday marks an important moment in the history of our United Kingdom.

“No matter how you voted in 2016, it is the time to look ahead with confidence to the global, trail-blazing country we will become over the next decade and heal past divisions.

“That is what I will be doing on 31 January and I urge everyone across the UK to do the same.”

Mr Johnson will deliver a special address to the nation to mark the historic day and Downing Street will be illuminated with a light display designed to symbolise the strength and unity of the UK’s four nations.



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Union flags will line Parliament Square and the Mall, while government buildings on Whitehall will be lit up in red, white and blue throughout the evening.

A countdown clock will be projected onto Number 10’s black bricks from 10pm on 31 January to mark the big day.

On Wednesday, Mr Johnson will host another edition of his People’s PMQ’s on Facebook and children will be invited to Downing Street on Thursday where they will be given the chance to ask him about the future he plans to build for the next generation.

Mr Johnson will chair a meeting of his cabinet in the north of England on Friday as he and his ministers will use this week to meet people and businesses across the UK.

The new commemorative 50p coin to mark Britain’s departure will enter circulation on Friday.

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A day after Britain leaves the EU, the government’s new “GREAT Ready to Trade” campaign will launch in 17 cities across 13 countries outside the EU.

As the UK seeks to build future trading relationships, adverts will be placed in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UAE and the US.

And on Monday, a campaign with the message “This Friday the UK leaves the EU” will launch in a bid to urge businesses and citizens to check for any changes they need to make ahead of January 2021 – when the transition period is over.

Brexit Night Live: Watch and follow the moment Britain exits the EU with a special programme from 9pm on Friday 31 January

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