The UK's imminent exit from the European Union could be the "true end of the British Empire," the chairman of its governing body warned.
Donald Tusk, the outgoing President of the European Council, spoke sharply Wednesday during a speech in Belgium which focused on bringing together opponents of Brexit before the planned withdrawal of Great Britain on 31 January.
"One of my English friends is probably right in saying melancholy that Brexit is the true end of the British Empire," Tusk told Sky News
Tusk added that he had "repeatedly heard from Brexiters that they wanted to leave the European Union to make the United Kingdom global again, and believed it alone could be truly great . "  TUSK SAYS THAT THERE IS A "SPECIAL PLACE IN THE HELL" FOR BREXITIANS
the greatest powers in the world, "Sky News quoted him.
"I have heard the same in India, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and South Africa; a second-rate player, while the main battlefield will be occupied by China, the US and the European Union, "concluded Tusk.
Tusk's utterances were not the first time he falsified those in favor of Brexit.
In February, he said, "I wondered what this special place in hell looks like for those who promoted Brexit without a blueprint of how to do it safely," The Sun said.
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Meanwhile, Britain resigned The party rejected a pact with the ruling Conservatives on Thursday and said she will deploy 300 candidates next month to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to fulfill the pledge of a clean break with the European Union.
says party leader Nigel Farage The party had to fight for the seats to maintain the pressure on Johnson. She rejected the conservative arguments that this could lead to a split in the pro-Brexit vote and help parties that want to stay in the EU. His comments came on the last day, when the candidates for the election registered on December 12th.
"What we have so far in this election campaign is that Boris promises to change direction, what we need to do now is stop him from holding him accountable to make sure we have a proper exit and that is my job, "said Farage.
CLICK HERE TO OBTAIN THE FOX NEWS APP 12 because Johnson wants to secure a majority so that he can take Britain out of the block by January 31. All 650 seats in the lower house are under discussion.
Johnson has reached a Brexit deal with the EU, but has done so The single-issue Brexit party prefers to leave the EU without an agreement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.