May to visit Dublin in bid to drop backstop, Council President says “special place in hell” for some Brexiteers

The British Prime Minister will visit Ireland on Friday after talks in Brussels to try to secure concessions on the Brexit backstop. The EU says it cannot reopen the discussion on the measure to prevent a hard border in the North.

The Taoiseach met with the Presidents’ of the European Commission and European Council today who also reiterated the withdrawal agreement can’t be renegotiated. Earlier Donald Tusk commented on “a special place in hell” for those who promoted Brexit without any plan. The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says Ireland is upping its preparedness in case the UK crashes out of the EU:

The President of the European Council says he’s been wondering what the special place in hell looks like for those who promoted Brexit, without any plan to carry it out. Donald Tusk had this message for those who promoted Brexit: