Brexit: Donald Tusk says it's Britain's responsibility to get deal

Brexit: Donald Tusk says it's Britain's responsibility to get deal

The European Council president gave a keynote address to MEPs

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Donald Tusk has laid the responsibility to get a deal from Brexit firmly at the feet of the United Kingdom.

The negotiations have currently stalled as the EU refuses to discuss trade until the issues of citizens' rights, the financial settlement, and the Irish border are settled.

Numerous officials have called for the UK to clearly describe how much they would be willing to pay in the departure from the EU.

Now, in an address to MEPs, the European Council president has said it was down to Theresa May's government whether Britain gets a “good deal, no deal, or no Brexit” whatsoever.

Tusk also stressed that the remaining 27 EU member-states must remain united in the face of the upcoming test posed by Brexit.

His remarks come after Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, said it could take years for a deal on free trade to be arranged.