THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday Britain could now leave the European Union without a deal, after UK lawmakers rejected a withdrawal agreement negotiated by the EU and Prime Minister Theresa May for a third time.
“The risk of a no-deal Brexit is very real,” Rutte told reporters minutes after the vote in the British parliament.
“One of the two routes to an orderly Brexit seems now to be closed. This leaves only the other route, which is for the British to make clear what they want before April 12.”
Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg and Bart Meijer; Editing by Gareth Jones