European Council president mocks Theresa May's Brexit plan on Instagram

Theresa May

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The president of the European Council has taken to Instagram to mock Theresa May's Brexit plans.

Donald Tusk posted a photo of himself and the Prime Minister sharing cakes on the photo sharing website, with the caption: "A piece of cake, perhaps? Sorry, no cherries".

The caption appears to be a reminder of the European Union's stance on May "cherry-picking" elements of the EU's single market in her Chequers plan.

The post has attracted a number of disgruntled commentors.


'Sorry, no cherries'

One user called the EU's attitude to Brexit "disgusting", claiming "all it's doing is making Brits further resent the organisation."

Another posted: "Your hubris and smugness know no end, do they, Tusky? Wave bye-bye to the UK."

Earlier this year, a leaked EU report accused Theresa May of "double cherry-picking", and branded the model set out in her Brexit speech in March as "unworkable".

However, May has today told EU leaders that "the only proposal on the table is my proposal", and that "there will be no second Brexit referendum".