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‘Don't give up!' Tusk urges Brits to keep fighting to stop Brexit, otherwise it's the ‘end of the British Empire'


Added 11-14-19 05:37:02am EST - “European Council President Donald Tusk has issued a rallying cry to British people, telling them not to "give up" on stopping Brexit, warning that if the UK leaves the EU, it will become a "second-rate player."” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “‘Don’t give up!’ Tusk urges Brits to keep fighting to stop Brexit, otherwise it’s the ‘end of the British Empire’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Tusk – whose term ends this month – made the brutal remarks in his farewell speech on Wednesday. He appeared to ridicule hardline Brexiteers who have championed the UK leaving the bloc to enable them to become a global leader.

You could hear in these voices a longing for the empire. But the reality is exactly the opposite. Only as part of a united Europe can the UK play a global role…

The EU chief urged those against Brexit to keep campaigning for their cause and to not “give up.” Likening the intractable issue to a tense football match, he suggested that “we had added time, we are already in extra time, perhaps it will even go to penalties?”

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