Britain hands in Brexit documents as its EU lawmakers say ‘au revoir’

FLASHBACK: Britain's Amb. to the EU Tim Barrow delivers the instruments of ratification for Brexit, to European Council SG Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen (Photo via REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool)
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s ambassador to the European Union handed documents formalizing Brexit to a senior EU official on Wednesday, hours before European lawmakers are due to sign off on a deal that will see Britain finally quit the bloc on Friday.

Three-and-a-half years after Britons voted to leave, a smiling Tim Barrow passed over a dark blue leather file embossed with the emblem of the United Kingdom, against a backdrop of British and EU flags at the bloc’s Brussels headquarters.

The European Parliament is due to give its final consent to the EU-UK Brexit deal at 1700 GMT, after which lawmakers will throw an “Au Revoir” party for their 73 departing colleagues.

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