European Council President: 'Special place in hell' for Brexit proponents

European Council President: 'Special place in hell' for Brexit proponents
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European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday said that there is a “special place in hell” for politicians who promoted Brexit without having a plan "to carry it out safely."

“There is no room for speculation here. The EU is first and foremost a peace project. We will not gamble with peace or put a sell-by date on reconciliation,” Tusk told reporters after a meeting with Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, according to The Guardian.

“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.”

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Plans for Britain's exit from the European Union have hit a number of roadblocks.

The lower house in U.K. Parliament, the House of Commons, voted 432-202 in January to reject Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed exit strategy. That resounding defeat prompted critics of Brexit to call for a new referendum.

Earlier this month a proposal to delay Brexit nine months to "make sure there is a safety net" was defeated in parliament 321-298.

That means the scheduled Brexit date remains March 29. Tusk said a potential no-deal Brexit would be a "fiasco," according to the Guardian.

Tusk also blasted the lack of leadership in the remain in the EU camp of British politics.

"I have always been with you with all my heart, but the facts are unmistakable," Tusk told reporters.

"At the moment the pro-Brexit stance of the U.K. prime minister and the leader of the opposition rules out this question. Today there is no political force and no effective leadership to remain.”