Two important points from the Varadkar/Tusk’s Tess conf today. 1) Varadkar’s primary objective is to minimise the damage caused to his country by Brexit. There will be damage, and it will have been caused by UK’s decision. 1/ https://europa.eu/!FX83nh via @EC_AVService
Has anyone in UKGov, or most of the popular media, devoted even a minute to considering that fact? In other times, this would be considered a hostile act. A key reason we are not in those times is the EU. 2/
And 2) right at the end, Tusk is asked if Jeremy Hunt should resign for his USSR comparison. Tusk whistfully replies “That’s not my problem”. And it isn’t. It’s UKGov, and by extension, the whole of the UK’s problem. 3/
And that problem is the damage that Hunt has caused, as what looks to be the last straw for EU27’s patience for absorbing the hate, invective and untruths aimed at them by Conservative politicians and press over the last 2 years. 4/
You can see that very clearly here, as Tusk, a man who fought the Soviets and their system, and who watched what it did to his fellow humans at close quarters, responds. I’m going to stop here, or I’ll say something I regret about my own country. 5/5 https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I161386 …
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