Brexit: Dismayed EU asks U.K. to clarify its stance

Jan 16, 2019, 4:04 AM EST
European Council President Donald Tusk
(Source: European People's Party/flickr)

The European Union leaders said they regret the outcome of the vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan, warning that the U.K. is running out of time as the deadlock over her withdrawal agreement puts the country on course of a “hard Brexit” on March 29.

In a cryptic post on Twitter, European Council President Donald Tusk suggested that the “only positive solution” for the U.K., as the resounding defeat for May’s proposal reflects, is to stay within the EU, writes the BBC.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that the Brexit vote result has boosted the chances of Britain’s disorderly withdrawal from the bloc while Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator, reminded the U.K. that renegotiation is off the table, reports Al Jazeera.