Donald Tusk, the European council president, has turned his fire on senior MEPs after he was accused of dividing the EU and prolonging the Brexit crisis for Europe by delaying it to 31 October. The European parliament’s Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, had warned during a Brexit debate that the EU27’s decision last week would 'poison' the European elections in which Britain would now need to take part. Tusk replied by saying Verhofstadt should 'deeply rethink and reformulate' his argument, since he was 'heartily and energetically applauded' by Nigel FarageContinue reading...
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- Britain might be facing challenging questions, but its political system is working just as it should