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Brexit: Fox tells potential Tory rebels they will undermine PM's negotiation if she loses key vote - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the latest Commons debate and votes on what should happen next with Brexit 9.28am GMT This is what Donald Tusk, the president of the European council, posted on Twitter last night.No news is not always good news. EU27 still waiting for concrete, realistic proposals from London on how to break #Brexit impasse. pic.twitter.com/8vcDlAJeAn 9.19am GMT With another big Brexit debate coming today, you could be forgiv...
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'I'll talk, but then I have to call Putin': steakhouse at centre of EU spy alert

Flabbergasted owner says EU must have been referring to his place when warning diplomats to avoid a Brussels restaurantEleven years since opening his restaurant in the shadow of the European commission’s vast Berlaymont headquarters in Brussels, Philippe Weiner can safely boast that the Meet Meat Steak and Wine House is a firm favourite of the better-fed Eurocrat.Sharp-suited diplomats and officials flock to its minimalist dining room for lunch and dinner. The president of the European council, ...
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When Angela Merkel upset Donald Tusk over immigration

New BBC documentary reveals European Council president’s anger when German chancellor had private talks with TurkeyDonald Tusk was enraged when Angela Merkel held private talks with Turkey to stem the flow of refugees and migrants into the European Union, warning the plan would be “a catastrophe”, a new documentary reveals.“I couldn’t believe it was true. These were my closest partners,” Tusk tells a BBC2 documentary, Inside Europe: Ten Years of Turmoil, about the migration crisis to be aired on...
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Donald Tusk: Passionate politician forged in Poland’s fight against communism

The president of the European council caused a tabloid feeding frenzy with his ‘special place in hell’ remark but what makes him tick?Donald Tusk has it in him to be a bit of a hooligan. His younger self, he admits, would “roam the streets cruising for a bruising” to break the monotony of communist life in his home-town of Gdańsk, the port city on Poland’s Baltic coast.Contrary to the image of the typical bloodless Brussels Eurocrat, the president of the European council, who stands alongside Je...
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A special place in hell ... and an unwanted place on Earth | John Crace

Donald Tusk’s frustration may have good grounds, unlike anti-natalist Raphael Samuel No one seems quite sure whether Raphael Samuel, the anti-natalist from Mumbai who plans to sue his parents for having been born without his consent, is for real or not. My natural cynicism inclines me to believe Raph is a bit of a wind-up merchant, but there are still plenty of people who are taking him seriously. The logic certainly appears somewhat fragile. Unless Raph believes that everyone but him managed, b...
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Brexit deal may not be put to MPs until late March, officials say

May and Juncker hold strained talks as EU examines technical aspects of Irish border The Brexit negotiations are being pushed to the brink by Theresa May and the EU, with any last-minute offer by Brussels on the Irish backstop expected to be put to MPs just days before the UK is due to leave.In strained talks on Thursday, during which Donald Tusk suggested that Jeremy Corbyn’s plan could help resolve the Brexit crisis, Theresa May and the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, agree...
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Brexit hell breaks loose – Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart is joined by Jonathan Freedland, Dawn Foster and Patrick Wintour to discuss the threat of a no-deal Brexit. Plus: we hear about a new campaign to end dodgy working practices, and ponder the wisdom of a planned new statue of Margaret ThatcherDonald Tusk ruffled feathers this week when he declared there was ‘a special place in hell’ for those who sold Brexit without a ‘plan of how to carry it out safely’.And a proper plan still proved elusive as May arrived back in Brussels to argu...
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May clashes with Tusk and Juncker but EU agrees to fresh talks

No 10 and EU announce new negotiations on the ‘speed’ of post-Brexit trade talksAll the day’s political developments – live updatesTheresa May clashed with Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk during Brexit talks in Brussels but has secured agreement for a fresh round of formal negotiations to break the impasse.A meeting with the European commission president was described as “robust”, with Juncker resolutely rebuffing May’s demand for a renegotiation of the withdrawal agreement. Continue reading...
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Theresa May says she rebuked Donald Tusk over his anti-Brexiter 'hell' comment - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s visit to Brussels for Brexit talks with Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude JunckerCorbyn faces Labour backlash after making Brexit offer to MayJoint May/Juncker statement plays down prospect of early breakthroughMay’s statement after her talks in Brussels - Summary 4.08pm GMT Owen Smith, the Labour MP and pro-European who challenged Jeremy Corbyn unsuccessfully for the party leadership in 2016, has told Rad...
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Theresa May assures senior MEPs there will be backstop in final Brexit deal - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s visit to Brussels for Brexit talks with Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker 2.30pm GMT Antonio Tajani, president of the European parliament, and Guy Verhofstadt, the parliament’s lead Brexit spokesman, have been speaking to journalists after their meeting with Theresa May.Here are the key points.It is important that Mrs May today in the meeting assured us that there will be a backstop, that - what sh...
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May and Juncker play down prospect of Brexit breakthrough before end of month after 'robust' talks - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s visit to Brussels for Brexit talks with Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker 12.04pm GMT Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker, the European commission president, have issued this joint statement after their talks.Prime Minister May and President Juncker have met today to review the next steps in the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.The talks were held in a spirit of working together to achieve the UK’s orde...
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Corbyn faces backlash from Labour pro-Europeans after sending Brexit plan to PM - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s visit to Brussels for Brexit talks with Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker 9.13am GMT Theresa May is in Brussels today for her first face-to-face talks with EU leaders since her Brexit deal was comprehensively rejected by MPs. As my colleague Heather Stewart reports in a handy scene-setter, May does not have a firm alternative plan to propose, suggesting that her meetings might achieve little. Rela...
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UK leader travels to Brussels seeking Brexit breakthrough

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is traveling to Brussels in a new attempt to reopen talks with the European Union on the Brexit divorce agreement and will meet with European Council President Donald Tusk and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. With the planned departure date of March 29 closing in, May is expected […]
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EU's Tusk hell comments not brilliant diplomacy: UK PM May's deputy

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Cabinet Office minister David Lidington said European Council President Donald Tusk's comments that Brexiteers with no plan of how to deliver it deserve a "special place in hell" was not brilliant diplomacy. "I would tell him it wasn't the most brilliant diplomacy in the world," Lidington told BBC radio. "Anybody who has watched the House of Commons from time to time knows that intemperate and exaggerated language isn't something that only comes out o...
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Newspaper headlines: Donald Tusk's Brexit 'hell' comments on front pages

Papers seize on European Council President Donald Tusk's reference to a "special place in hell" for Brexiteers.
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May Heads to Brussels Seeking Escape From Brexit Backstop ‘Trap’

The U.K. prime minister wants the EU to change the most contentious part of the divorce deal -- the Irish border backstop. EU officials said they are braced for a tense set of talks between her, European Union President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that are unlikely to bear much fruit.
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May brings Brexit tour back to Brussels

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May heads back to meet EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday as she seeks a way to avoid a no deal Brexit in 50 days time. Expectations for the visit were already modest when, on Wednesday, EU kingpins Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker torched May's prospects of winning changes to the withdrawal agreement. The president of the European Commission, Juncker, told reporters May already knows and accepts that the Union will not re-open talks on the deal.
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The Papers: 'Hell breaks loose' on front pages

Papers seize on European Council President Donald Tusk's reference to a "special place in hell" for Brexiteers.
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Newspaper headlines: Donald Tusk's Brexit 'hell' comments on front pages

Papers seize on European Council President Donald Tusk's reference to a "special place in hell" for Brexiteers.
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EU President: 'A special place in Hell’ awaits Brexiteers

EU President: 'A special place in Hell’ awaits Brexiteers In an age of receding religious faith, politics always borders on idolatry. The latest politician to elevate polemical differences to eschatological significance came on Wednesday, as European Council President Donald Tusk condemned the souls of his enemies to eternal damnation. At a press event at 10:42 a.m. local time, Tusk said, “I’ve been wondering what that special place in Hell looks like for ...
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A special place in hell? Donald Tusk didn’t go far enough | Martin Kettle

Not only were the Brexiters clueless: they didn’t give a stuff about Ireland. But this will come back to haunt the ToriesDonald Tusk should be criticised not for his malice, but his moderation. The European council president triggered a tsunami of confected outrage from leavers today when he observed, with some justice, that there should be a special place in hell for those who promoted Brexit without a plan. But he should have said far more. He should have added that, within that special place,...
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Tusk warns of 'special place in hell' for those who backed Brexit without a plan

EU leader also takes aim at Jeremy Corbyn and says there is no new offer to UKFollow the latest political developments - live updatesThe EU’s frustration with Westminster erupted into the open as Donald Tusk warned of a “special place in hell” for politicians who promoted Brexit “without even a sketch of a plan”, just 24 hours before his crunch meeting with Theresa May in Brussels.The European council president insisted that the EU was not “making any new offer” to Britain, and demanded a “reali...
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Brexiters hit back at Tusk after he says they deserve 'special place in hell' for failing to have a plan - Politics live

Comments come as David Lidington and Emily Thornberry deputise for party leaders at PMQs‘Special place in hell’ for those who promoted no-plan Brexit, says TuskTusk’s press statement - SummaryLunchtime summary 3.58pm GMT Sajid Javid, the home secretary, has declared Donald Tusk’s anti-Brexiter comment “out of order”.Out of order https://t.co/ljFLuactH5 3.45pm GMT Here is the quote from Jean-Claude Juncker on Donald Tusk’s “special place in hell” [email protected] "I'm less catholic tha...
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Donald Tusk: 'special place in hell' for those who promoted Brexit without plan

European council president also says remain movement has no effective leadershipFollow the latest political developments - live updatesDonald Tusk, the European council president, has said there was a “special place in hell” for politicians who promoted Brexit “without even a sketch of a plan”, while he reiterated the EU’s refusal to renegotiate the withdrawal treaty.Speaking to journalists after meeting the Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, Tusk also took aim at Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn,...
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Donald Tusk: special place in hell for those who backed Brexit without plan

European council president also says remain movement has no effective leadershipFollow the latest political developments - live updatesDonald Tusk, the European council president, has said there is a “special place in hell” for politicians who promoted Brexit “without even a sketch of a plan”, while he reiterated the EU’s refusal to renegotiate the withdrawal treaty. Related: Brexit: May's pledge on Irish border threatens to reopen Tory rift Continue reading...
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Donald Tusk: Special place in hell for Brexiteers without a plan

The European Council president hits out at "those who promoted Brexit" without a "sketch of a plan".
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Donald Tusk: Special place in hell for Brexiteers

The European Council president hits out at "those who promoted Brexit" without a "sketch of a plan".
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It's up to you to sort out Brexit impasse, Donald Tusk tells Theresa May

European council president: Britain needs a concrete plan that parliament can support Follow the latest political developments - live updates Theresa May has been told by Donald Tusk that it is her job to find a solution to the Brexit impasse during what sources have described as an “open and frank” 45-minute phone call in the wake of her demands for a renegotiation.The European council president warned the prime minister that a precondition for any further talks was a concrete plan from Downing...
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Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay says no deal remains an option, despite MPs voting to reject it – Politics live

As Theresa May girds herself for renewed talks with the EU about changing the Irish backstop, follow all the news and reaction with our live blog PM heads back to Brussels but EU says nothing has changedTheresa’s triumph: how the papers saw the Commons voteHow each MP voted – interactive 11.09am GMT An interesting Twitter thread from Police Scotland has just appeared online, which quotes Scotland’s police chief, Iain Livingston, saying his force is preparing for “potential public disorder” a...
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Brexit deal not open to renegotiation: EU leaders

European leaders moved quickly Tuesday to reject an attempt by Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May to re-open talks on the Brexit divorce deal, as British lawmakers voted to demand changes. When May signed the withdrawal agreement in November, both she and the other 27 EU leaders hailed it as the only way to avoid Britain crashing out of the bloc on March 29 without a plan. May's call got short shrift from EU Council president Donald Tusk, who called round the other 27 EU capitals to coordina...
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