President of the EU Council, Donald Tusk, says Britain’s benefit from the leaving the EU will be “lethal” to the 28 country bloc as it would provide incentive for other countries to walk in wake of brexit.
Since the UK voted to leave, he has taken a strong stance against Britain.
“No one should be seething with desire to punish, or humiliate [the British] for what they have done to us”, Tusk.
Both Chancellor Merkel and Donald Tusk have repeated the statement before: there will be no access to the single-market without freedom of movement for all EU members. They have been showing signs of a tough negotiating stance for Brexit as a sign for other EU members intending to leave the bloc.
“We cannot push them away from us, but we cannot let them profit from Brexit, as that would be lethal for the EU,” Tusk said.
The German Chancellor told ZDF on Sunday that Britain would not be allowed to “cherry pick” the best deals it can whilst avoiding the ones that are not in its best best interest.