Prime Minister Rutte is ‘not optimistic’ about the way Theresa May is trying to find a solution for the Irish backstop. He speaks out loud to the British Prime Minister. “It is unacceptable, and your best friends are here to warn you.”
He shows himself to be critical after the message came out that May would consider postponing the Brexit deadline – March 29 – two months to prevent a hard Brexit.
Rutte sees little in a new solution to the hated backstop, but admits to accepting a new ‘interpretation’ of the existing divorce deal, says Kuenssberg.