Sunday , July 14 2024

A Special Place in Hell

“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”.

These were the words that Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, made to the world.  Perhaps he knew what the British reaction would be, perhaps he didn’t but what is clear is that he might be about to get more than he bargained for.

Some Brexiteers have oft described the EU as no friend of the UK, that the bureaucrats that run the continent from a few drab and grey buildings in Brussels care not for working cooperatively with Britain since we voted to leave in 2016.

If they wanted to prove the Eurosceptics wrong, then the likes of Mr Tusk would use far less incendiary language but no, they instead choose to insult.

What Tusk has achieved, is harden the resolve of the British people. With each passing day, every snide remark, every moment of bad will only worsens the EU’s appeal in the eyes of the British people.

Since the rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement by the House of Commons, support for a “No Deal Brexit” has increased markedly among the general public. If it is the EU’s intention to avoid a No Deal, then perhaps making inflammatory comments is not the best way to go.

So, a word of advice to the presidents of the EU. If you want the UK’s money, if you want beneficial access to our market, if you want our security, intelligence and military cooperation, then don’t claim to be our friend whilst you act otherwise.

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About Luke Brandon

Luke Brandon is a final year Natural Sciences MSci student at Lancaster University. Away from biology, he is a proud conservative who supports a closer relationship between the UK and her Commonwealth family

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