Donald Tusk says he has been misquoted and wants to see the leaders of Brexit move to Hull and try living on Universal Credit.
The European Council President who has been widely quoted as saying he has “been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out”, has clarified his intent.
“Perhaps it was my foreign accent that made your northern city of ‘Hull’ sound like the imagined fiery pits of hell.” he told reporters.
“What I was trying to convey is that those who promoted this Brexit with out a plan, people like Boris, Gove, Rees-Mogg and Farage, should try living in a city hit by austerity, like Hull.
“These are people that have imposed austerity, cut benefits and presided over the systematic destruction of industry in Northern cities.
“As punishment for this crime, I humbly suggest, they are sent to Hull to live on Universal Credit.
“I mean no offence to your wonderful city, I just wish to see these clowns suffer and I believe your system of Universal Credit to be a cruel and unusual punishment worthy of Beelzebub.”