On Thursday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson considered the UK’s exit from the European single market a “wonderful moment”, stressing that his country would be “generous and open to the outside.”
Johnson said in his speech on the occasion of the New Year: “It is a wonderful moment .. our freedom is in our hands and it is up to us to make the most of it.”
He spoke of an area of hope in the Corona virus crisis, especially after the vaccination campaign began, and that there is still a “hard struggle” after the emergence of a new strain of the disease in Britain.
He continued: “When the sun rises tomorrow in 2021, we will be sure that we have the vaccines made in a kingdom that is free to act, and perhaps if the need arises, better than what our friends in the European Union do.”
“We are free to do business deals all over the world … and we are free to activate our ambition to become a scientific superpower,” he added, referring to ambitions in biological sciences, artificial intelligence, savings technology and wind energy.
He called for the consolidation of the unity of the United Kingdom’s entities after the tensions exposed by Brexit.
He said, “I believe that the instinct of the people of this country will push them to come together in a united kingdom that includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, to work together and express our values all over the world.”