With Theresa May instructed by parliament to renegotiate her withdrawal agreement and attempt to remove the backstop, all eyes today were on the Irish Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, as he headed to Brussels to discuss the Irish border issue with the EU.
But at a press conference following the talks, it was President of the European Council, Donald Tusk’s comments that have ended up attracting the most attention. In a scathing end to his speech, the EU leader couldn’t help but level this broadside against those on the British side he said had caused Brexit without a plan for carrying it out:
‘I’ve been wondering what the special place in hell for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it safely.’
Mr S has no idea what Tusk is talking about when it comes to British leaders not having a clear, in-depth plan for Brexit. Hasn’t he heard about the Malthouse compromise?
The DUP’s spokesman, Sammy Wilson, has responded to the comments, and it’s fair to say he isn’t happy with Tusk, who he calls a ‘devilish euro maniac’. Talks are going well then…
My response to the devilish, trident wielding, euro maniac, Donald Tusk ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/wguBeW6mn9
— Sammy Wilson MP (@eastantrimmp) February 6, 2019