Stop Brexit Man accuses Boris Johnson of 'lying to the nation' as UK exits EU

As pro-EU demonstrators gathered outside the UK Parliament to oppose Brexit Thursday (January 30), the 'Stop Brexit Man', Steve Bray, accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of "lying to the nation" and said, "we're in a sad state".

Steve said he was in Brussels last week to say goodbye to the European Union, but "the door is open, so it's not a question of if we rejoin, it's a question of when".

As night fell, the protesters began to 'party like there's no tomorrow', blasting music and chanting "you can shove your Brexit up [Nigel] Farage".

Remainers and Leavers alike are set to mark the moment Britain leaves the European Union with a series of events across the country.

As Prime Minister Boris Johnson hails the "dawn of a new era", Nigel Farage will lead the celebrations with a rally in central London on Friday evening.

The Leave Means Leave Brexit Celebration at Parliament Square will feature "singalong hymns" and speeches from Mr Farage, Ann Widdecombe and Julia Hartley-Brewer.

Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin and Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice are also expected to speak at the rally, which takes place between 9pm and 11.15pm.

While Big Ben will remain silent, despite a high-profile campaign fuelled by Mr Johnson for repair works to be halted, the gathered crowds will count down to 11pm before rounding off the celebrations with the national anthem.

Earlier in the day at Parliament Square, the civil rights group New Europeans is to host a discussion about the rights of EU citizens in the UK.

This will be followed by a candlelit vigil outside Europe House on Smith Square, Westminster, in the evening.

The Government is to mark the event with a "commemorative light display" in Downing Street just before 11pm, with a countdown clock projected on to its black bricks from 10pm.

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Steve Bray of pro remain campaign group Sodem (Stand of Defiance European Movement) as protesters gather outside the Houses of Parliament in London, UK on January 30, 2020. The United Kingdom will leave the European Union formally at 23:00 GMT on 31st January, 2020. (Photo by Claire Doherty/Sipa USA)
Pro remain campaign group Sodem (Stand of Defiance European Movement) gather outside the Houses of Parliament in London, UK on January 30, 2020. The United Kingdom will leave the European Union formally at 23:00 GMT on 31st January, 2020. (Photo by Claire Doherty/Sipa USA)
Pro remain campaign group Sodem (Stand of Defiance European Movement) gather outside the Houses of Parliament in London, UK on January 30, 2020. The United Kingdom will leave the European Union formally at 23:00 GMT on 31st January, 2020. (Photo by Claire Doherty/Sipa USA)
Pro remain campaign group Sodem (Stand of Defiance European Movement) gather outside the Houses of Parliament in London, UK on January 30, 2020. The United Kingdom will leave the European Union formally at 23:00 GMT on 31st January, 2020. (Photo by Claire Doherty/Sipa USA)
Pro remain campaign group Sodem (Stand of Defiance European Movement) gather outside the Houses of Parliament in London, UK on January 30, 2020. The United Kingdom will leave the European Union formally at 23:00 GMT on 31st January, 2020. (Photo by Claire Doherty/Sipa USA)
Pro remain campaign group Sodem (Stand of Defiance European Movement) gather outside the Houses of Parliament in London, UK on January 30, 2020. The United Kingdom will leave the European Union formally at 23:00 GMT on 31st January, 2020. (Photo by Claire Doherty/Sipa USA)
Pro remain campaign group Sodem (Stand of Defiance European Movement) gather outside the Houses of Parliament in London, UK on January 30, 2020. The United Kingdom will leave the European Union formally at 23:00 GMT on 31st January, 2020. (Photo by Claire Doherty/Sipa USA)
Media interview a pro remain campaigner from protest group Sodem (Stand of Defiance European Movement) outside the Houses of Parliament in London, UK on January 30, 2020. The United Kingdom will leave the European Union formally at 23:00 GMT on 31st January, 2020. (Photo by Claire Doherty/Sipa USA)
Pro-remain supporters holding placards protest outside Houses of Parliament on the eve of Brexit Day. Pro-remain supporters with EU flags protest outside Houses of Parliament on the eve of Brexit Day. Britain will officially leave the European Union at 11pm (GMT) on 31 January 2020 and will cease to be a state member. Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, UK will enter a transitional period and will abide by EU rules despite not being a member. (Photo by Steve Taylor / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Pro-remain supporters protest outside Houses of Parliament on the eve of Brexit Day. Pro-remain supporters with EU flags protest outside Houses of Parliament on the eve of Brexit Day. Britain will officially leave the European Union at 11pm (GMT) on 31 January 2020 and will cease to be a state member. Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, UK will enter a transitional period and will abide by EU rules despite not being a member. (Photo by Steve Taylor / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Pro-remain supporters holding EU flags protest outside Houses of Parliament on the eve of Brexit Day. Pro-remain supporters with EU flags protest outside Houses of Parliament on the eve of Brexit Day. Britain will officially leave the European Union at 11pm (GMT) on 31 January 2020 and will cease to be a state member. Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, UK will enter a transitional period and will abide by EU rules despite not being a member. (Photo by Steve Taylor / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Pro-remain supporters holding placards protest outside Houses of Parliament on the eve of Brexit Day. Pro-remain supporters with EU flags protest outside Houses of Parliament on the eve of Brexit Day. Britain will officially leave the European Union at 11pm (GMT) on 31 January 2020 and will cease to be a state member. Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, UK will enter a transitional period and will abide by EU rules despite not being a member. (Photo by Steve Taylor / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
A pro-remain supporter holding a placard protests outside Houses of Parliament on the eve of Brexit Day. Pro-remain supporters with EU flags protest outside Houses of Parliament on the eve of Brexit Day. Britain will officially leave the European Union at 11pm (GMT) on 31 January 2020 and will cease to be a state member. Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, UK will enter a transitional period and will abide by EU rules despite not being a member. (Photo by Steve Taylor / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
A pro-remain supporter holding a placard protests outside Houses of Parliament on the eve of Brexit Day. Pro-remain supporters with EU flags protest outside Houses of Parliament on the eve of Brexit Day. Britain will officially leave the European Union at 11pm (GMT) on 31 January 2020 and will cease to be a state member. Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, UK will enter a transitional period and will abide by EU rules despite not being a member. (Photo by Steve Taylor / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Union Jack flags hang at Parliament Square outside Houses of Parliament on the eve of Brexit Day. Pro-remain supporters with EU flags protest outside Houses of Parliament on the eve of Brexit Day. Britain will officially leave the European Union at 11pm (GMT) on 31 January 2020 and will cease to be a state member. Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, UK will enter a transitional period and will abide by EU rules despite not being a member. (Photo by Steve Taylor / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
A Mini car adorned with 'The Brexit Job' decal, parked in Place du Luxembourg in Brussels, Belguim, on the eve of the UK leaving the European Union.
Members of the Celtic Passion Pipe Band playing in Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium, which is lit up in red, white and blue during a celebration and farewell on the eve of the UK leaving the European Union.
Members of the Celtic Passion Pipe Band playing in Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium, which is lit up in red, white and blue during a celebration and farewell on the eve of the UK leaving the European Union.
Members of the Celtic Passion Pipe Band playing in Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium, which is lit up in red, white and blue during a celebration and farewell on the eve of the UK leaving the European Union.
Anti-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London.
Anti-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London.
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Union Jack flags will line Parliament Square and The Mall, while Government buildings in Whitehall will be lit up in red, white and blue colours throughout the evening.

Outside the capital, the Sedgley Working Men's Club in Dudley, West Midlands, is hosting an "Independence Day Disco" from 7pm, with guests invited to wear "English fancy dress".

Meanwhile, Conservative MP Andrea Jenkyns is staging "The Big Brexit Bash" in Morley, West Yorkshire, from 7.30pm. The event will feature music, singing, dancing and fireworks.

In Scotland, the Edinburgh Yes Hub is hosting a "Missing EU already" rally outside the Scottish Parliament Building between 5pm and 7pm.

And in Northern Ireland, the campaign group Border Communities Against Brexit is to stage a series of protests in Armagh, near to the border with the Republic of Ireland.

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