As we reported yesterday, Germany is interested in wooing Britain back to the EU. Now, the EU President has also joined in the wooing. Will Brexit be reversed? Signs point to maybe.
European Union President Donald Tusk said yesterday that the bloc’s “hearts are still open” to Britain if it changes its mind about leaving.
Mr Tusk’s comments weighed into a debate in Britain about whether to hold a second referendum on Brexit, following the June 2016 vote to leave.
“If the UK government sticks to its decision to leave, Brexit will become a reality with all its negative consequences in March next year, unless there is a change of heart among our British friends,” Mr Tusk told the European Parliament, to light applause.
“Wasn’t it (British Brexit minister) David Davis himself who said if a democracy cannot change its mind it ceases to be a democracy?” he told the assembly in a speech about last month’s EU summit.
“We on the continent haven’t had a change of heart. Our hearts are still open to you.”