Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is shown where to stand by European Council President Donald Tusk before their meeting at the Europa building in Brussels, Belgium this morning.
Tusk, speaking at a joint news conference with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar after their talks in Brussels, reiterated the European Union’s stance that the Irish border backstop in the withdrawal agreement had to stay.
“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,” Tusk said.
Varadkar said the Brexit deal, which has since been rejected by the UK parliament, was “the best possible”. He said Britain’s recent political instability was yet another proof of why the backstop was needed.
My response to the devilish, trident wielding, euro maniac, Donald Tusk ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/wguBeW6mn9
— Sammy Wilson MP (@eastantrimmp) February 6, 2019