UK chief negotiator Frost says Britain will be fully independent from Jan. 1

Brexit negotiations continue in Brussels
FILE PHOTO: Britain's chief Brexit negotiator David Frost gives a thumb up as he arrives at the British Embassy during negotiations, in Brussels, Belgium December 24, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron

December 24, 2020

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Chief Negotiator David Frost said on Thursday Britain would be a fully independent country again from Jan. 1, expressing his pride in the announcement of a trade deal with the European Union.

“Our country begins a new journey as a fully independent country once again on 1 January. Our future and our prosperity are in our hands. I am confident we will thrive and succeed,” he said on Twitter.

(Reporting by William James, editing by Elizabeth Piper)