Sunday 19 May 2019

VIDEO: Tusk urges European Parliament to not 'betray' pro-EU British voters

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Donald Tusk responds to 'voices' not happy giving Britain a long extension to 're-think its Brexit strategy'.

The head of the European Council Donald Tusk urged the European Parliament not to "betray" the pro-European Britons who want a second referendum.

"You cannot betray the six million people who signed the petition to revoke Article 50, the one million people who marched for a People's Vote, or the increasing majority of people who want to remain in the European Union," said Donald Tusk, who chairs summits of EU leaders.

In a tweet released just after his short speech, he added that the parliament should be open to a long extension if Britain wished to rethink its strategy.

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