Swedish minister: I can’t forgive the UK for Brexit

Margot Wallström. Photograph: Flickr/Socialdemokrater.

Margot Wallström. Photograph: Flickr/Socialdemokrater. - Credit: Archant

Sweden's foreign minister and a former European Commission vice president has said that she cannot forgive the UK or its political leaders for causing Brexit.

Margot Wallström branded it a 'historical mistake' which has 'created a problem for all of us' - reflecting a change of tone from European leaders towards the UK.

She said: 'I cannot forgive them for this.

'I just think that they've made such a historical mistake and they've really created a problem for all of us.'

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'Our political project, the European Union, will suffer from this immensely and that has to be fully understood,' she continued.

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And Wallström blamed the political leaders in the UK for sparking the vote in the first place.

'You know what? This is because of bad political leadership since a very long time in the U.K. I saw with all my years from the European Commission ... there was nobody who would defend their EU membership.

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She added: 'You should not promise referenda if you don't prepare them properly.'

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