Watch: MEPs belt out Auld Lang Syne as European Parliament backs Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

MEPs broke into an emotionally-charged rendition of Auld Lang Syne on Wednesday evening as the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to back Boris Johnson's Brexit deal.

MEPs, sitting in Brussels, voted by 621 to 49 in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement, paving the way for Britain to leave on Friday with a deal in place.And there were emotional scenes in the parliament as the result was announced with teary-eyed MEPs linking hands and wearing half-and-half football scarves bearing both the UK and EU flags and emblazoned with pro-unity slogans to sing a final chorus of Auld Lang Syne.