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EU chief sounds off on Brexit impasse

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/06/19, 11:51 am

European Council President Donald Tusk caused an uproar on Wednesday when he said there’s a “special place in hell” for the politicians promoting Brexit “without even a sketch of a plan.” Tusk made the comment during a news conference in Brussels as he reiterated the European Union will not renegotiate its separation deal with Britain.

Britain is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29, but Prime Minister Theresa May is still seeking a compromise on the Irish border portion of the Brexit deal. The EU and Britain agreed on a “backstop,” which would keep an open border between the U.K.’s Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland. But lawmakers in Parliament argued it could keep Britain tied to the bloc indefinitely.

British Home Secretary Sajid Javid said Tusk’s comment was “out of order.” Andrea Leadsom, leader of the House of Commons, also called the remarks “pretty unacceptable and pretty disgraceful.”

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Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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  • news2me
    Posted: Wed, 02/06/2019 11:39 pm

    I remember why G.B. wanted out. There was a thing about Greece wanting to continue with their paid vacations, holidays, and high pay and other countries had to bail Greece out because they refused to back down. The people were not going to give up anything just because Greece was overdrawn. Sound familiar? Also, G.B. was being dictated as to how many immigrants they had to accept. What a mess!

    Brexit came to mind when reading a novel about detectives from Wales who were wondering if the police in France would be off on Monday when they got there, and the office would be closed because French people get a lot of days off.