The European Council President Donald Tusk took to Twitter to address the United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the Brexit deal is not “some stupid blame game” and questioned his motives for the fast deteriorating negotiations on October 8. This came in response after the Downing Street delivered a fairly negative reaction to the phone call between PM Johnson and Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor. Tusk believes that Britain's exit from the European Union should not result in a reportedly chaotic and costly affair.
.@BorisJohnson, what’s at stake is not winning some stupid blame game. At stake is the future of Europe and the UK as well as the security and interests of our people. You don’t want a deal, you don’t want an extension, you don’t want to revoke, quo vadis?— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) October 8, 2019
The British government is still hopeful of striking a Brexit deal with the European Union even though the difficulties that have presently clouded both the sides about its chances of success. While the EU leaders have asked for more realistic negotiations from Britain in response to the proposed Brexit plan by PM Johnson. The 28-nation bloc says that the proposal does not fulfil Britain's commitment to a nonconflicting border between Northern Ireland and the EU member Ireland. However, the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, said that the EU will analyze the possibility of the Brexit deal by the end of this week.
On October 4, Donald Tusk told the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, that they remain open for discussions but still are not convinced with the proposed deal. PM Johnson was noticed using a slightly more conciliatory tone in the Parliament while presenting his new offers of regulation of trade between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit represented a significant compromise. However, according to the European leaders, the measures proposed by PM Johnson are falling short of the compromise required to strike a deal.
(With agency inputs)