Donald Tusk implied we should remain in the EU – the only 13 reactions you need to read
If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is?
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) January 15, 2019
His comment unleashed some fury from the usual suspects.
Oh do fuck off, Donald https://t.co/6K8Gu30BLK
— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) January 15, 2019
We may not have covered ourselves in glory, but there’s one thing we can tell you very clearly: the positive solution of which you speak is not staying in the EU. https://t.co/3LFPckMb50
— Isabel Oakeshott (@IsabelOakeshott) January 15, 2019
In its quaint way, Twitter decided to play a little game of Guess What He Meant, and it was really very funny.
In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. https://t.co/UoWlIJwcpa
— joe (@mutablejoe) January 15, 2019
— David Whitley (@mrdavidwhitley) January 15, 2019
I’m going to suggest Maggie Philbin. https://t.co/A5SPyNwlvO
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) January 16, 2019
— SheRa Marley-Threepwood (@SheRa_Marley) January 15, 2019
ooh i know this one: not Jeremy Corbyn https://t.co/pCCYsUpyKg
— Louis Staples (@LouisStaples) January 15, 2019
*steps forward in cape made from photocopy paper*
Cancel Brexit. https://t.co/MezulRVV9g
— Miss Potkin (@MissPotkin) January 16, 2019
DO THE BARTMAN https://t.co/qRxr5WPdf2
— Dr. Songo (@congo_doc) January 16, 2019
There were other reactions to his comment.
"Who will have the courage to say…"
And then you don't say it? Please spell out what you mean by this, Mr Tusk. https://t.co/W7zeBDJq5X
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) January 16, 2019
Donald Tusk hardly being cryptic…. https://t.co/LTOozeI0Oj
— Shehab Khan (@ShehabKhan) January 15, 2019
Tusk Trolling Theresa https://t.co/SVrMe6tqqh
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) January 15, 2019
This feels like the riddle you have to answer to get over the magic bridge to the fairy kingdom.
And in a way, it is. https://t.co/QCAqfi3lPj
— Ben Stanley (@BDStanley) January 15, 2019
A couple of politicians were prepared to say it.
A People's Vote with the option to remain in the EU. https://t.co/XoCxjc6hgC
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) January 16, 2019
— Vince Cable (@vincecable) January 15, 2019
Buzzfeed News editor Alan White really appreciated Twitter’s clarification. [Narrator: he didn’t.]
Replies to this have really cleared things up https://t.co/tNmxllRsYD
— Alan White (@aljwhite) January 15, 2019