European Council suggests Brexit could be halted

This morning, the European Council President Donald Tusk has told the European Parliament that it is up to the UK how Brexit ends, saying that a 'No Brexit' is still a possibility.


Ahead of us is still the toughest stress test. If we fail it, the negotiations will end in our defeat.

Tusk said "We must keep our unity regardless of the direction of the talks. The EU will be able to rise to every scenario as long as we are not divided.

It is in fact up to London how this will end: With a good deal, no deal or no Brexit.

But in each of these scenarios we will protect our common interest only by being together."

This speech follows pressure last week from some elements of the Conservative party for a 'No Deal', meaning walking away from Brexit negotiations and according to some Leave supporters freeing the UK from EU structures in one fell swoop.

Yesterday Theresa May issued a statement saying:

“I am ambitious and positive about Britain’s future and these negotiations,” she told parliament. “If we are going to take a step forward together it must be on the basis of joint effort and endeavour between the UK and the EU.”

Source: Reuters


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