Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council said that talk of so-called "hard" or "soft" Brexit is pointless.
By leaving the European Union, Britain will by definition be choosing "hard Brexit," Tusk said.
Speaking at a conference to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the European Policy Centre on Thursday, Tusk argued that any talk of a "soft Brexit" — where the UK foregoes its EU membership but retains its access to the single market either through membership of the EEA or a Swiss-style deal — is simply not realistic.
European Council President Donald Tusk said Monday that negotiations over Britain's possible exit from the 28-member European Union were at a critical stage with the risk of break-up being very real.
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