‘A special kind of hell’: Conservative MPs mock Tusk over EU disunity | Policy | News

But senior Conservative Brexiteer MPs have said “the chickens have come home” for Tusk after he spent years lecturing Britain on how unified the EU was during Brexit negotiations.

Conservative MP Mark Francois, chairman of the powerful European Research Group (ERG), mocked Tusk for his claim during the Brexit negotiations that there was “a special place in hell” for Brexiteers.

Francois, a former minister for the armed forces, said: “Donald Tusk once famously called for Brexiteers to be sent to ‘a special place in hell’.

“So I wonder where he wants to send his EU partners now, who are effectively financing Putin’s barbaric war, because of their over-reliance on Russian gas.”

Another senior Brexieer MP, Peter Bone, who chaired the Grassroots Out! The campaign group said: “The chickens have come home to roost for Mr Tusk.

“He and the others who believed in an EU superstate are showing that governments act in their own interest and in the interest of the voters of their countries.

“Most people in Europe don’t want an EU superstate, only members of the elite like Mr Tusk.”

He added: “We all remember how Donald Tusk lectured us about being the rogue state and attacked Brexit.

“He was constantly talking about how unified the EU was. Well, it turns out it isn’t.”

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“With the coronavirus vaccine, [the UK] they managed to agree on it and get it up and running weeks before the EU.

“It’s the same with this crisis. The UK saw the threat first and was starting to prepare sanctions and other actions before the rest of Europe.”

Ukraine’s President Zelensky has also urged EU states to follow the UK’s example, while Putin has banned Boris Johnson from Russia and named him “enemy number one”.

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