The outgoing president of the European Council used a speech in Brussels to lay bare his aversion for Brexit in a stinging attack, claiming the UK will become a “second-rate player” on the world stage after it has broken ties with the EU. The Eurocrat also had a message for anti-Brexit campaigners calling for a second referendum, telling them “don’t give up”. The intervention from Mr Tusk, one of the EU’s most senior figures, will be seen as a boost to Remainers in the run up to the December 12.
Brexit Party MEP Rupert Lowe slammed Mr Tusk for sticking his nose into British politics, telling him “mind your own business”.
Mr Lowe, MEP for West Midlands, said on Twitter: “Eurocrats like Tusk will never understand Brexit.
“He’s just refused to run for election in Poland. Getting used to being unelected and unaccountable Donald?
“Always good to be reminded why Brexit is so, so important.”
Mr Tusk was told to mind his own business after backing Remainers' bid to block Brexit (Image: GETTY)
Mr Tusk said the UK would be a 'second-rate player' after Brexit (Image: GETTY)
He went on to rebuke Hillary Clinton over her call for a report on Russia’s alleged interference in British politics to be published, while also accusing the EU chief of insulting British voters.
“We see in the press today Donald Tusk and Hillary Clinton insulting and deriding Brexit,” said Mr Lowe.
“All due respect, but mind your own business. British voters simply don’t care about your opinion!”
One Brexit voter tweeted in response to Mr Tusk’s speech: “Your’e an insult to freedom and democracy with comments like that.”
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Mr Tusk is preparing to stand down as European Council president (Image: GETTY)
Former Brexit secretary David Davis said it was “unwise” for Mr Tusk to wade into Britain’s domestic politics.
He said: “Foreign leaders should stay our of our democratic decisions, whether they are