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    This comes after European Council President Donald Tusk spoke in February of a “special place in hell” for those who pushed for Brexit without “even a sketch of a plan”.

    European Council President Donald Tusk has now claimed that there is plenty of space in hell for those who promoted Brexit without a plan.

    During Thursday’s press conference in Brussels, he was asked about the comments he made last month in which he said that he had been “wondering what the special place in hell looks like for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan with how to carry it [out] safely”.

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    “According to our pope, hell is still empty, it means there is a lot of space [for Brexiteers]," Tusk replied.

    Twitter users remained at loggerheads over the remarks, with some arguing that they are “right” and “brilliant”.

    Others, however, berated Tusk for “adding fuel to the fire”, claiming that he is “another great reason” for the UK leaving the EU.

    Earlier, Tusk said that EU member states had reached a consensus on their response to UK Prime Minister Theresa May's request for a Brexit delay.

    A final communique stipulates that EU leaders will give Britain until May 22 to leave if the UK Parliament backs May's Brexit deal next week. But if lawmakers vote down the deal, the EU will give the UK until April 12 to indicate a way forward.


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