EU's Tusk says 'dream' of Brexit U-turn not dead

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Tusk said the European Council will await a "clear message" from the United Kingdom on how to move forward on Brexit after the EU agreed last week to extend the process until 31 October.

The Belgian MEP took the unusual step of welcoming his long-standing sparring partner Mr Farage's move to set up his new Brexit Party as he railed against the six-month extension granted to the UK.

Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt.

He told the European Parliament: "The Brexit Party will sweep the board in these elections and there is only one way it can be stopped and that is if the governing party of Mrs May and the opposition of Mr Corbyn come together and agree to a permanent customs union, and indeed effectively membership of the single market".

But today in front of you I would like to say at this rather hard moment in our history, that we need the dreamers and dreams.

"No, it can not. Therefore, I also ask you to reject similar ideas, if they were to be voiced in this House".

"We can not give into fatalism", Tusk said in a report to the European Parliament.

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Mr Verhofstadt said the prospect of both parties being "wiped out" in May's European Parliament elections at the hands of Nigel Farage's Brexit Party could be an unlikely solution.

"They will be full Members of the Parliament, with all their rights and obligations". The country "cannot" be treated as a second-category member state, he said.

"I would like to express my hope that any negative impact of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union will be minimized on Japanese corporations and on the world economy", Abe said.

EU summit chair Donald Tusk called on Tuesday for the "dream" that Britain might give up on leaving the European Union not to be dismissed and urged politicians not to let exhaustion with Brexit negotiations make for a hasty exit.

Writing in the Observer on Sunday, Mr Blair and Mr Ahern said, "Following the Good Friday agreement, there were two referendums".

"My message is that, whatever the outcome of Brexit, Britain is going to be the best place in Europe to invest in with our top universities, the best universities in Europe, with more tech start-ups than France, Germany, and Italy combined".

In Westminster, cross-party talks between Labour and the Government continued at an official level but Jeremy Corbyn yesterday warned they were stalling.

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