AP — European Council President Donald Tusk took a swipe Wednesday at some Brexit-backers in Britain, wondering aloud what “special place in hell” might be reserved for those who had no idea how to deliver the country’s exit from the European Union.
With less than two months to go until Britain is due to leave the EU and concern mounting about a potentially chaotic departure, Tusk, who chairs meetings of EU leaders, also appeared to dash any British hopes that the bloc would reopen discussions over the Brexit deal that was overwhelmingly rejected by U.K. lawmakers last month.
“I have been wondering what a special place in hell looks like for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of plan how to carry it out safely,” Tusk told reporters after talks with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
– Link to AP
STORY UPDATE: In an emailed statement to KYC360, later in the day on 7 February 2019, an EU spokesman said: “This was clearly not aimed at the people in the UK who voted for Brexit in the referendum. Tusk’s statement was a genuine expression of his deep frustration with the current situation, caused by those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely.”
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