UKIP Leader Gerard Batten hit back at Donald Tusk after the EU Council President said there was a “special place in hell” for “those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan of how to carry it safely”.
In response, Batten said,”Mr Tusk is getting overwrought. In his despair at Britain leaving the EU, he seems to have invented an eleventh commandment – ‘thou shalt not leave the EU.’
“Mr Tusk has forgotten that in Dante’s Inferno the lowest level in Hell is reserved for traitors. I would remind him that those who want their country governed by a foreign power are traitors.” added Batten.
“While he is correct that the British establishment had no plan for leaving the EU, the one party that had a plan was UKIP. The only way Britain will leave is under our own steam through unconditional, unilateral withdrawal.”