Furious about Brexit, Tusk calls for EU unity from Dublin

From Reuters - April 10, 2018

DUBLIN (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk confessed he gets furious about Brexit, describing Britains departure from the EU as very sad on Tuesday as he used a speech in Dublin to call for unity in Europe.

The former Polish prime minister, who chairs meetings of the European Unions national leaders, cited his dislike of Brexit in a list of things that helped him identify with the Irish.

Receiving an honor at University College Dublin, he listedhis Gaelic forename as well as his love of rugby, Irish rock band U2 and the countrys writers.

Last but not least: I dont like Brexit. Actually,thats an understatement, he said to loud applause. I believeBrexit is one of the saddest moments in21st-century European history.

In fact,sometimesIamevenfurious aboutit.

Irelands economic ties to Britain, which lies between it and the rest of Europe, and fears for stability in the British province of Northern Ireland, have led Dublin leaders to call Brexit a major threat to Irish prosperity.


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