Boris Johnson must not become ‘Mr No Deal’: Donald Tusk

Biarritz: European council president Donald Tusk has told Boris Johnson not to “go down in history as ‘Mr No Deal’”. “I am willing to listen to ideas that are operational, realistic and acceptable to all EU member states, including Ireland, if and when the UK government is ready to [put them forward]. The one thing I will not cooperate on is no deal, and I still hope that Prime Minister Johnson will not like to go down in history as ‘Mr No Deal’,” Tusk said at the G7 summit in Biarritz, where the pair will meet on Sunday, Boris Johnson would be the third British Tory leader with whom the EC president has discussed Brexit, after David Cameron and Theresa May.

Tusk cast the G7 summit as a last chance for unity in sombre times. “The last years have been increasingly difficult. This may be the last moment to restore our political agreement.”