There's A 'Special Place In Hell' For Brexiteers, EU's Donald Tusk Says

Seeking assurances Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will be in Brussels

EU Council President Donald Tusk gives a statement after a meeting at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 6, 2019.

"From a political point of view, there is still time", German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a conference in Tokyo.

Donald Tusk also indicated the Irish border backstop loathed by Leavers would not be removed from Theresa May's draft Withdrawal Agreement and that all sides must prepare for a "fiasco" no-deal Brexit.

"In the event of a crash. she must as a democrat return to the Good Friday Agreement and she must begin preparation for a referendum on Irish unity", Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald said, referring to the peace accord signed in 1998 that ended three decades of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.

The Belgian MEP, who is chairman of the Parliament's Brexit Steering Group, said: "Today, I assured the Taoiseach that his government and the Irish people have the unequivocal support of the European Parliament". Several European populist parties have backtracked on this issue.

"They are expected to discuss the latest developments in London". (AAP) Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and Donald Tusk.

Tusk, who will host British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday, was speaking after talks with Ireland's prime minister on how to salvage a Brexit deal before Britain drops out of the bloc in 50 days, risking the peace in Northern Ireland.

McDonald said the backstop "is the bottom line" for keeping the border open.

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The backstop is the most contentious part of the rejected deal in Britain.

In January, the House of Commons voted against the deal agreed by the European Union and the United Kingdom government and later passed an amendment calling for alternative solutions instead of Irish border backstop clause.

Mrs May said she would seek an alternative arrangement which avoids the need for a hard border or legally binding changes to the border backstop to introduce a time limit or create an exit mechanism.

Mrs May, who supported the Remain campaign in the 2016 European Union referendum, will travel to Brussels on Thursday hoping to renegotiate her beleaguered withdrawal deal and make legal changes to the Irish backstop plan.

Michel Barnier remains, at least in name, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator.

The Taoiseach plans to thank European Union bosses for their solidarity on Brexit and also lobby for emergency aid in the event that the United Kingdom crashes out on March 29. And not that we know that it would get us anywhere.

House of Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom, a pro-Brexit Conservative, said Tusk's remark was "pretty unacceptable and pretty disgraceful.it totally demeans him". The delay would postpone Brexit to May 24.

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