[Note: In my humble opinion, Mr. Tusk is no 'second stringer' and is someone I have been watching closely for several years now...]
And so, his exhortation to Remainers in the UK to keep fighting to stop Brexit is yet another sad attempt, like King Canute, to hold back the tide of populism that is sweeping across Europe. And it is odious, careerist ideologues like Tusk who have accelerated this pushback by populations all over Europe against his idea of a European super state.
Because every time he opens his mouth, he betrays his disdain for those that don’t share his vision. He openly admitted to working against the will of a majority of Brits who voted to leave his club. No one in British or European media even commented on the brazen interference of these remarks on the outcome of the election campaign underway in the UK
No depth of mendacity is unplumbed by those in favor of European integration. Because they know that, ultimately, “when things get serious you have to lie,” as Tusk’s mate and also soon-to-be-pastured Jean-Claude Juncker famously said.
The EU is building a technocratic, unelected Imperial Europe built on a model of governance, frankly, worse than that of the old Soviet Politburo. At least in the USSR there wasn’t any pretense of democracy or choice.
The EU has a parliament with no legislative authority and whose masters are chosen in backroom deals far more controlled than any domestic party congress. At least Boris Johnson had to publicly campaign among his own party to replace Theresa May and now is standing for confirmation of his position across the whole of the UK
The EU is supreme over its member states. Not sovereign, superior. In the same way the US Federal Government is supreme, yet not sovereign, over the States.