Updated: February 26, 2021
Britain has completed its economic break from the European Union after a 48-year partnership with the trading bloc.
At 11 p.m. on Thursday the time in London, the U.K.left the single market and customs union, a year after the country left the EU politically almost a year ago.
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Britain remained part of the EU economic structures until today.
The move had allowed people, goods, and services to flow freely across more than a dozen countries.
With the end of the economic partnership came a new trade deal with new restrictions.
“But to Brexit supporters, the arrangement reclaimed national independence from the Brussels based bloc,” noted the Associated Press.