Both sides need to chill. That’s basically the message (I’m paraphrasing slightly) from Donald Tusk, President of the European Council.

Tusk has called for ‘discretion’ (probably aimed at Jean-Claude Juncker and his leaky staff) and ‘moderation’ (probably a broadside at the Prime Minister and her ‘astonishing attack’ on the EU).

The Prime Minister wants to win an election. Fair enough. Tough rhetoric plays well with the electorate. The EU negotiators understand this.

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