European Council President Donald Tusk has said there is a « special place in hell » for « those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan of how to carry it safely »,
He was speaking after talks with Irish premier Leo Varadkar in Brussels.
He said the EU would « insist » on the Irish backstop in any UK withdrawal deal to preserve peace.
But he and Mr Varadkar were preparing for the « possible fiasco » of a no-deal Brexit.
Mr Tusk’s Twitter account tweeted the same words immediately afterwards: