Pretty much every soul to walk the earth right now is sick of Brexit. Rutte is certainly one of them.
Mark Rutte, the Dutch PM, has made it visibly clear what he’s thought about Brexit over the past week or so. He even compared Theresa May (the British PM), to the limbless knight in Monty Python (only on this occasion, he was actually commending her).
He said he reminded her of the knight, as all it’s arms and legs are cut off (don’t worry, I’m pretty sure all her limbs are intact), yet it still tells the opponent to call it a draw. He thinks that’s incredible that she can still go on despite all of the setbacks, but she is not solely to blame.
EU has almost given up trying to understand what’s going on in UK.
Dutch PM Rutte compares Theresa May to Monty Python knight whose limbs get cut off in a duel but insists the fight was a draw. Elsewhere in EU, mood is darker esp with the prospect of a lengthy #Brexit delay 1
— katya adler (@BBCkatyaadler) 18 maart 2019
Literally May right now…
What does the UK actually want?
There’s been a lot of animosities because nobody, including Rutte, understands what the UK wants. Hell, even we don’t know what we want and that’s the issue. He sees the UK as the perfect example of risk-taking gone wrong, now the whole system is just going into a melt-down. Party politics is just a total mess – Rutte even said that labour was not putting the national interest first.
‘The lemon is completely squeezed’, Dutch PM Rutte said of Brexit negotiations, in a tangy change of metaphor from the ball falling over the cliffs of Dover ???⚽️?? https://t.co/5zXAQuTMGw
— Danny Kemp (@dannyctkemp) March 15, 2019
As the UK has voted down Theresa May’s deal AND a no-deal, it’s left Rutte pretty p**sed off, to say the least. If they don’t want the only deal available and they don’t want to leave without a deal, but they’re wanting to extend article 50, then what do they actually want? Rutte expressed that the UK needs to make it clear what they actually want before time runs out – and he didn’t look happy about it. He expressed the need for us to ‘stop whining at each other’ as 2 years down the line we’re essentially back where we started.
Premier #Rutte zichtbaar gefrustreerd over #brexit en uitstel: “Wat heeft ‘t voor zin om maanden te blijven doorjengelen met elkaar terwijl je al 2 jaar in dit cirkeltje ronddraait?” May moet om uitstel vragen, “dan zal reactie van Europa zijn: waartoe? wat willen jullie dan?” ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/O12NtU43sL
— Fons Lambie (@fonslambie) 14 maart 2019
Brit here! Don’t worry Rutte, we feel ya.
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