Brexit-hating Donald Tusk BANNED from driving after speeding blunder

Brexit is the ‘end of the British empire’ says Donald Tusk

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Donald Tusk, 64, exceeded the speed limit in a built-up area by over 31 miles. The anti-Brexit politician, now head of Poland’s main opposition party Civic Platform, was fined by police and had his licence suspended for three months.

Officers said he was going more than twice as fast as permitted, which gained him ten penalty points.

While his licence was this time only suspended for three months, as it was his first offence, this would go up to six should another incident occur. A third offence would result in a lifetime ban.

Mr Tusk took to Twitter to say the penalty was “adequate” and that he accepted it “without discussion”.

The former President of the European Council, a post he held from 2014 to 2019, is well-known in the UK for his rule in Brussels during the Brexit negotiations.

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Mr Tusk, expressing the bloc’s frustration over the UK’s desire to leave the EU, said in 2019: “By the way, I have been wondering what the special place in hell looks like for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely.”

His comments, which came just a day before then-in-charge Theresa May was due to sit down with him for talks on the Northern Ireland Protocol, sparked fury in London.

Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock claimed: “It’s this sort of arrogance that drives antipathy towards the EU.

“We are a country that upholds the result of democratic votes.

“Our EU partners need to respect that.”

A spokesman for Ms May said: “I think it is a question for Donald Tusk as to whether he considers the use of that kind of language to be helpful.”

Tory MP Andrea Leadsom said: “I think that what he has said is pretty unacceptable and pretty disgraceful.”

Mr Tusk’s unscripted comment was at the time also posted on the Twitter profile of the President of the European Council.

The social media handle remains the same even when a new president takes office and is thus still online, under Charles Michel’s name.

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As of November 22, the tweet amasses more than eight thousand comments.

In response to Mr Tusk’s question about Brexiteers’ “special place in hell”, Yanis Varoufakis said: “Probably very similar to the place reserved for those who designed a monetary union without a proper banking union and, once the banking crisis hit, transferred cynically the bankers’ gigantic losses onto the shoulders of the weakest taxpayers.”

Thomas Evans claimed: “That’s funny. I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like for those who promote ‘Ever Closer Union’.

“Does it reassure you to pretend you are democratically elected?”

And Rob Wilson suggested: “Perhaps if you had helped David Cameron and responded to real UK concerns none of this would have been necessary?”

Mr Tusk, who served as prime minister from 2007 to 2014, is currently fighting a domestic political battle to defeat the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party.

It comes at a turbulent time for Poland, with the EU pressing the country over alleged violations of the rule of law.

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