- Brexit has become a global political mishap
- Tory and Labor councilors fail to get on the same page
- Donald Tusk believes 30 percent chance of Brexit getting canceled
European Union (EU) chief, Donald Tusk said there’s “good reason” to believe that Britain’s leave vote could be reversed in the second referendum, The Guardian reports, May 10, 2019.
The high-octane drama surrounding the Brexit fiasco continues to run wild. Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May was recently criticized for her playful remark stating that she could make a recovery mirroring the herculean effort of English football club Liverpool against Spanish giants Barcelona.
In the same vein, mystery deepened regarding the overall state of Brexit when the leader of opposing Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said that he hasn’t yet been presented with any Brexit deal. The long-stretched stalemate over Brexit has hurt both the Conservative Party and the Labor Party as they recently lost a considerable number of seats in local elections.
Now, EU chief, Donald Tusk, opines that he sees the chances of the UK staying in the EU as high as 30 percent. Tusk said that UK would likely reject Brexit in the second referendum. Tusk added that contrary to the 2016 decision of UK citizens, they would today vote in favor of canceling Brexit given the dramatic political episodes the country has seen in the past few months.
In an interview with the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, Tusk said:
“The referendum was at the worst possible moment, it is the result of a wrong political calculation.”
“A real debate about the consequences of Brexit wasn’t had during the referendum campaign, but only after the vote. Today the result would probably look different. Paradoxically, Brexit awoke in Great Britain a pro-European movement.”
Tusk is scheduled to leave the EU office in November 2019. He said that he “was moved” by an anti-Brexit march which took place in London earlier this year. Further, Tusk suggested his lack of confidence in the opposition stating that he feels the Labor Party is inherently pro-Brexit.
“After the British referendum in 2016, I thought that if we recognise that the case is closed, it will be the end. Today the chance that Brexit will not happen is, in my opinion, 20-30%. That’s a lot,” Tusk noted.