Tusk Warns UK Against Threats of No Deal
The EU will "not be intimidated" by threats about the UK leaving with no deal, Donald Tusk has said.
He said suggestions that the UK would be better off leaving with no deal, rather than with a bad deal, "increasingly take the form of a threat". The European Council president told the European Parliament that in the Brexit talks, "a no deal scenario would be bad for everyone but above all for the UK", BBC reported.
He said the "goal is a smooth divorce" with the UK and EU as "good friends". He told the last meeting of the European Parliament before the UK triggers Article 50 that it was "carefully preparing" for Brexit and "it is our wish to make this process constructive and conducted in an orderly manner".