He is saying that 17.4million people are stupid and got it wrong – primarily because they are objecting to the system that he benefits from.
Thank heavens we are leaving. Brussels still does not get it!
Donald Tusk’s claim that there is a “special place in hell” for Brexiteers who wanted to quit the bloc “without a plan” shows exactly why the British people rejected the EU in the first place.
Mr Tusk’s arrogant and high-handed approach assumes the public did not make an informed decision to Leave.
He is saying that 17.4million people are stupid and got it wrong primarily because they are objecting to the system that he benefits from.
Britain is implementing the will of the people. That is democracy, but Mr Tusk represents bureaucracy so is incapable of understanding the popular mood.
Considering all the problems going on elsewhere in the bloc – like the violence in France, and the devastation caused by the euro, you would expect them to have some appreciation for the discontent that many people feel with the EU.
Instead, he makes lurid comments about people who want to look after their voters’ interests, and deliver on what they wanted.
It just makes the EU look unreasonable and bad tempered.
Yet we must not respond in kind by being annoyed with them; they say these things to wind us up, but actually we are just laughing at them.
It is far from serious political discourse, it is playground politics. You would have hoped they would have more sense.
All it does it make voters say “thank Heavens we are leaving – they are so self absorbed”.
Sadly, Mr Tusk’s theology is not very good either – circles of hell are not reserved for people we disagree with.
They should go back to their Bible studies for another look – or perhaps I should send them the catechism to remind them of the teaching of Holy Mother Church.
Finally, his claim we do not have a plan just is false.
Change or Go which preceded Vote Leave produced a 1,000 page document setting out the options while the ERG has continued to develop these ideas.
The Malthouse compromise is being discussed right now between Leavers and Remainers, who are teaming up to make sure that our exit is delivered in a way that can work for everyone.
There has never been a shortage of eurosceptic ideas of how Brexit could be implemented, up to and including leaving without a deal.
However, it seems, to misquote Congreve, that “Hell has no fury like a European Union scorned”.
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