Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, has shown he is still unwilling to accept the result of Britain’s 2016 referendum on its membership of the European Union (EU), having expressed his hope that there is ‘a change of heart among our British friends’ and pointing out that the hearts of those in Europe ‘are still open for you.’
Of course if Mr. Tusk truly had his heart open for Britain, he would be more supportive of (and positive about) Brexit.
To the contrary, he seems incapable of conceding that Brexit will be advantageous for people in Britain and focuses only on its negative consequences.
Indeed, though some MPs who support a referendum on the final Brexit deal were pleased by Mr. Tusks comments, others were less welcoming.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove, for example, has said ‘we have a great future outside the European Union and we should be embracing that.’
At this point in time, the UK is to leave the EU in March 2019.