Malta's finance minister has issued a crushing assessment of the UK's lack of clear agreement on Brexit policy.

Edward Scicluna discussed the impact of Brexit across the European Union on Bloomberg's Surveillance programme on Monday.

When asked whether he was worried about Brexit, Malta's Finance Minister Edward Scicluna 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.

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 recieved a fair deal of attention on Twitter and reddit, after being neatly paraphrased here.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, in a major speech on Wednesday is set to warn against the dangers of reversing Brexit, saying:

I fear that some people are becoming ever more determined to stop Brexit, to reverse the referendum vote of 23 June 2016, and to frustrate the will of the people.

I believe that would be a disastrous mistake that would lead to permanent and ineradicable feelings of betrayal. We cannot and will not let it happen.

The Foreign Secretary's speech is seen as an attempt to hit back at growing campaigns, especially among youth voters, who oppose Brexit and support a reversal of the referendum result.

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