That's it. We're out. Done. Finished. The UK is no longer a part of the European Union (but is somehow more shackled to it than ever before) and doesn't it feel great to breathe that fresh air of freedom?
Not everyone will agree with that statement but there was the sentiment on the streets of Westminster on Friday night as thousands gathered to 'celebrate' Brexit with a party, of sorts, organised by the government and Nigel Farage's Brexit Party.
There were celebrations across the country but the main party was near parliament and Downing Street as a 60-minute projection was beamed onto Number 10 counting down the UK's final hour in the EU and then fireworks were let off at 11pm. It was hardly New Years Eve. You would think after three-and-a-half years the spectacle would have been a bit better than this.
"Bye, Bye EU, Bye, Bye..."
Fireworks are going off to mark the UK's exit from the EU. Sky News' @kvittozzi is spea… https://t.co/DdPNDMWHYy
One silver lining is at least Farage doesn't have much of a platform anymore.
Might wanna rethink that bit about being an Independent Sovereign Nation, Julia.
Happy First Day In 47 Years As An Independent Sovereign Nation State, folks!
I’m just glad I did some advance pos… https://t.co/kkENqAPxkv
— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@Julia Hartley-Brewer)
It remains to be seen what will happen next as the UK enters potentially years of negotiations with the EU but in the meantime let's appreciate the jokes and the mockery because if you can't cry you might as well laugh.
This is a big day for people who feel like they personally fought in WW2 despite being born in 1958.