Malta’s finance minister has been trending on Twitter after delivering some devastating remarks about Brexit.
During an interview on Bloomberg TV, Edward Scicluna issued a crushing assessment of the UK’s lack of agreement on Brexit policy.
When asked whether he was worried about the UK’s divorce from the EU, he replied: ‘Well, we always thought it would have ups and downs, and also that there would be more uncertainty on the UK side than the EU side.’
He added: ‘We thought that the EU would have a problem because there are 27 countries that need to agree on a position.
‘That didn’t materialise.
‘In fact what’s strange now is that in the UK there is some dissonance or disagreement from one country, which doesn’t help at all.’
The quote soon started attracting attention on Twitter and Reddit.
“We thought that 27 countries would be squabbling amongst themselves.
But instead it is one country squabbling with itself.
It is very strange.”
Finance Minister of #Malta–@BloombergTV#Brexitpic.twitter.com/aJV6J2YW7q
— Bonnie Greer (@Bonn1eGreer) February 12, 2018