Donald Tusk says there's a "special place in hell" for those who promoted Brexit 2 years ago

Donald Tusk says there's a "special place in hell" for those who promoted Brexit

Words don't come much stronger than this.

President of the European Council Donald Tusk has smacked down those who advocated for Brexit without any idea of how it would be implemented.

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Tusk originally made the remarks during a joint press conference with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Brussels on Wednesday morning, and has since doubled down on the claim by tweeting it.

While speaking about the EU's refusal to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement (including the backstop), Tusk said: "I've been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted #Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely."

During the press conference, Varadkar conceded that Ireland is now preparing for the "fiasco" of a no-deal Brexit.

The withdrawal agreement was rejected in the House of Commons last month, putting the UK on course for a no-deal Brexit.

A second parliament vote encouraged May to return to Brussels and seek changes to to the agreement. However, the EU line has consistently held the position that no renegotiations are possible.

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The deadline for Brexit is 29 March, 2019.