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Question for Tusk on whether Brexit language is helpful - UK PM May's spokesman

LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Wednesday it was a question for European Council President Donald Tusk on whether his choice of language about Brexit supporters was helpful, responding to Tusk's remarks in Brussels earlier.

In particularly outspoken remarks after a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, Tusk said: "I've 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 safely."

The spokesman told reporters: "I think it's a question for Donald Tusk as to whether he considers the use of that kind of language helpful and I appreciate that was difficult this morning since he didn't take any questions."

"The first thing Donald Tusk said was our most important task is to prevent a no deal. The deal that was on the table was rejected by 230 votes by MPs (members of parliament) and so if MPs (BSE: MPSLTD.BO - news) are to support that ... clearly something has got to change." (Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, editing by William James)