The European Commission says it is “prepared” in the event of Britain crashing out of the bloc without a divorce accord, as fears of a chaotic “no-deal” Brexit grow. SOUNDBITE of EU Commission spokesperson
Hundreds of people gather in Parliament Square in London in anticipation of the arrival of hundreds of thousands of pro-Europeans from across Britain marching through London calling for another referendum on EU membership. The protesters are expected to arrive after making their way from Hyde Park to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. The protest — set to be one of the largest in the capital in decades — comes after EU leaders this week granted a delay to Brexit, prompting Prime Minister Theresa May to make a renewed bid to win MPs’ backing for her divorce deal. IMAGES of people gathering in Parliament Square ahead of the arrival of the protesters making their way from Hyde Park
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European Council president Donald Tusk late on Thursday joked there was still room in hell for those UK politicians who supported Brexit without coming up with a plan to achieve its success.
Tusk infuriated Leave campaigners in Britain earlier this year when he tweeted he’d been wondering what ‘that special place in hell’ looks like for those who promoted Brexit without a plan.
During a news briefing on the day’s talks with the UK prime minister, he was asked whether the “special space in hell” needed to be enlarged if members of the UK parliament voted down the PM’s plan again.
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