Terse atmosphere expected for meeting between EU leaders and May

Inside Politics: Donald Tusk’s ‘special place in hell’ comments dominate British press agenda

EU Council President Donald Tusk and  Leo Varadkar gesture as they give statements after a meeting at the European Council headquarters. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

EU Council President Donald Tusk and Leo Varadkar gesture as they give statements after a meeting at the European Council headquarters. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

To Hell and Back . . .

Theresa May travels to Brussels on Thursday to meet EU leaders including president of the European Council Donald Tusk. His comments on Wednesday that “there was a special place in hell” for those Brexiteers who were happy to leave the Union without any plan has set the tone for what will be a terse and distant meeting.

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