PM Boris Johnson and cabinet meeting in Sunderland today to mark Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to hold a cabinet meeting in Sunderland today – as the UK prepares leave the EU.

 

Police have set up a cordon around the National Glass Centre in preparation for the PM and cabinet's arrival.
Police have set up a cordon around the National Glass Centre in preparation for the PM and cabinet’s arrival.

 

On the historic Brexit day, Boris Johnson is set to host a cabinet meeting at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland – the first city to vote Leave in the famous 2016 referendum.

 

A day which the Prime Minister is hailing as “the dawn of a new era” will see the UK part ways with the EU, four years after the landmark Brexit vote.

 

At 11pm tonight the UK will formally leave the EU, prompting the arrival of the transition period in which the UK will remain in the EU’s custom union and single market but will be without any British member on the European Parliament.

The PM and his top team of ministers are in the North East and expected to arrive at the glass centre imminently.

There has been a heavy police presence all morning.

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