Britain should pay Brexit divorce bill says Donald Tusk

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Donald Tusk has told Britain to pay its Brexit divorce bill for the sake of “future relations” with the EU as he rubbished suggestions that Brussels might end up owing money to the UK. reports citing Telegraph.

The President of the European Council poured cold water on suggestions by ministers including David Davis and Boris Johnson that Britain will be in credit when the final bill is worked out, saying: “It’s not about money, it’s about rules.”

He also said President Donald Trump had agreed with him when he told him the remaining 27 EU member states are “stronger after Brexit than before”.

Mr Tusk, who is attending the G7 summit in Sicily, was asked by The Daily Telegraph whether he agreed that Britain was owed money by Brussels, rather than the other way around.

He said: “No, we have to respect our obligations and I think it's not about money, it’s about rules and also it’s about a good basis for our future relations.

“This is why we will be very consistent in this problem, but please believe me it’s not because of money but because of rules.”

2017.05.26 / 19:59
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