EU to mourn Brexit day by marching Union Jack out of Parliament straight to the museum

The flag, which flies on Rue Wiertz, outside the European Parliament in Brussels is set to be “hauled down and marched to the House of European History museum for safekeeping” according to a Telegraph correspondent. The House of European History Museum states it aims to “initiate learning on transnational perspectives across Europe.” It was the brainchild of the ex-European Parliament President, Hans-Gert Pottering, who wanted to build a place where “the concept of the European idea can grow.”

The museum itself contains various exhibitions and programmes on the history of Europe.

Over 55 million euros is thought to have been spent on the building which was first announced in 2007, and opened in 2017 after a significant delay.

However, when the museum finally threw open its doors, it became mired in criticism.

UKIP MEPs and British newspapers described the museum as a “house of horrors” and “an expensive, wrong-headed palace of propaganda”.

Brussels is one of two seats of the European Parliament, the other in Strasbourg, France.

The European Parliament is the directly elected body of the European Union.

Alongside the Council of Europe, it adopts European legislation, after being advised by the European Commission.

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The flag is expected to go on display as an artefact in the museum.

So-called ‘Brexit Day’ will take place on the 31st January, when the UK officially leaves the EU.

Plans were finalised after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deal was officially passed through the Commons.

Many Leavers wish to commemorate the Brexit occasion with symbolic ‘bongs’ from Big Ben at 11pm, when the UK officially leaves the EU.

However, Mr Johnson has said the government will not fund this symbol, and instead the £500,000 necessary should be crowdfunded.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has lent his support to a ‘Brexit celebration’ to be hosted by the campaign group Leave Means Leave in Parliament Square.

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