Donald Tusk implies that United Kingdom should simply remain in the EU
Depending on who you talk to, Brexit is looking more likely than ever or less likely than ever.
Theresa May's withdrawal agreement was resoundingly defeated in the House of Commons tonight, incurring the worst parliamentary defeat in almost a century.
Defeated by 432 to 202 votes, the withdrawal agreement has failed badly, resulting in a motion of no confidence in Theresa May tabled by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Should May lose this vote, she will be forced to stepped down from her role — a move which could result in a general election.
Donald Tusk, who is President of the European Council and a key negotiator in talks between the UK and the EU, has reacted to the catastrophic defeat on Twitter, and heavily implied that the best course of action would be for the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union.
On his official Twitter account, Tusk wrote: "If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is?"
Both May and Corbyn have said that they will not consider having a second referendum on the issue of Brexit.
If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is?
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) January 15, 2019
President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has also weighed in, writing: "I take note with regret of the outcome of the vote in the House of Commons this evening. I urge the UK to clarify its intentions as soon as possible. Time is almost up."
— Jean-Claude Juncker (@JunckerEU) January 15, 2019