Mr Rutte put about he ‘hated Brexit’ and hoped the UK would change their minds
Mr Rutte stigmatized the decision to leave “awful” as he expressed hope for a Brexit u-turn.
Converse from the EU summit in Brussels, Mr Rutte said he “hated Brexit” and promised the UK would change their minds.
Asked if Article 50 could be revoked, he mean: “That’s still possible isn’t it?
“I am not expecting that it will happen, and as you be sure I hate Brexit so I hope this will happen, but it is not the impression the British Management gives at the moment.
“But if they would come back on this frightful decision of the majority in Britain to leave the European Union I would be all too ecstatic.
He went on to tell Theresa May to make up her mind on what she wants from the EU
“As far as I know legally we could rescind the unimpaired process.”
Speaking at the EU Summit in Brussels he went on to tell Theresa May to hook up her mind on what she wants from the EU, claiming it would be strange to adopt Europe would tell the PM what they want from the interactive arrangement.
Asked if the UK could expect an opening deal from Brussels to explain the bloc’s position, he said: “That would be very strange.
“We cause not asked the UK to leave the European Union so I think the Brits now have to pick out what they want.
“Do they want to have access to the duties union and the single market – and of course that entails certain pledges – or do they only want the internal market, only the customs combination, as that would entail other obligations.
“Do they want a bespoke configuration or do they want to base the relationship on the Norwegian, the Swiss or whatever beau idal, or do they want a free trade agreement like with Canada and Korea? Do they inadequacy a WTO arrangement?
“But this is up to the Brits.
“It is the task of each government to do two things, one is to persist in the country safe, and secondly to keep the country economically healthy.
“This is wide keeping Britain economically healthy so knowing Theresa May, and as I said yesterday I acquire her to be a formidable colleague, I have full confidence that she knows that she not on the other hand has the task of keeping Britain safe but also to keep Britain economically wholesome.
Leo Varadkar admitted the EU is deeply divided over a future exchange relationship with the UK
“And for that to happen she needs to take a decision with her together on how she sees the future relationship with the European Union.”
It comes as Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this morning let in the EU is deeply divided over what kind of trading relationship it should proceed with with Britain after Brexit.
mr Varadkar revealed there are “fully divergent opinions” amongst the remaining 27 member states when it be involved a arises to the depth of its future partnership with the UK.
EU leaders and officials have repetitively called for more “clarity” from Britain over what description of relationship it wants with the bloc, accusing Mrs May of being too vague.
This morning Maltese PM Joseph Muscat revealed the UK needs to lay out “in clear terms” what kind of a trade deal it require seek with the EU and how much Single Market access it wants.
And Mr Rutte renounced down the gauntlet to Mrs May yesterday, saying with the agreement on sufficient improvement “it’s now for the UK to make up its mind”.