Tusk’s insistence that Brexiteers are headed for hell sums up the Brussels oligarchy’s elitism.
There’s no way that this was an off the cuff intervention from Tusk. It was clearly planned. If you watch him making the remarks on our video, you can see him referring to written notes while he said it. And he then happily tweeted the words out afterwards – prompting an equally inappropriate response from MEP Guy Verhofstadt.
And then to rub salt into the wound, at the end of the press conference, Varadkar is caught saying: “They’ll give you terrible trouble in the British press for that”, to which Tusk replies: “Yes, I know” and laughs.
Certainly, Theresa May’s most pressing job is to put something that could work on the table in Belfast, and in Brussels, and to do it fast.