“Britain will become an outsider, a second-rate player after leaving, while China, the United States and the European Union will occupy the main battlefield,” he says. “One of my English friends is probably right when he sadly says that Brexit – this is the real end of the British Empire. ”
The head of the European Council emphasized that “only as part of a united Europe can Great Britain play a global role.” “Only together can we confront, without any complexes, the greatest powers of this world. In fact, I can say the same about Germany or France. And the whole world knows that. I heard the same in India, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and South Africa, “he said.
“‘Why are they doing this?’ I was asked this regretful question everywhere I went”, Tusk said. “One of my English friends is probably right when he says with melancholy that Brexit is the real end of the British Empire.”