The Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, Arlene Foster has slammed Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council who said Brexiteers would have a “special place in hell. Guy Verhofstadt followed suit:
Well, I doubt Lucifer would welcome them, as after what they did to Britain, they would even manage to divide hell ? https://t.co/AS367egjZP
— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) February 6, 2019
Foster said Tusks comments were “divisive and disrespectful” and that they showed how much pressure Brussels was coming under:
Evidently the pressure is building in Brussels. A deliberately provocative & disrespectful statement about the 17.4m of us who voted to leave. This is a time for solutions & genuine diplomacy not insults. https://t.co/km40QOkoA0
— Arlene Foster (@DUPleader) February 6, 2019
His comments drew a barrage of criticism of Brexiteers with many such as Brexit-supporting journalist Isabel Oakeshott observing that the comments were a helpful reminder of why Britain voted to leave the EU.