There is no point in berating British Prime Minister David Cameron for allowing the referendum in which voters decided to take their country out of the European Union, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says.
"What is the use of giving him a bollocking," Rutte, whose country holds the EU's rotating six-month presidency until Thursday, said upon arriving at a summit in Brussels.
Stressing the importance of having "an orderly process with the British," Rutte said there can be no quick activation of EU exit negotiations with London.
"I’d say give them some leeway. I told you that now [Britain] has collapsed, politically, monetarily, constitutionally, and economically. It would be unreasonable to insist. Let them get their political house in order. I cannot put a number of weeks on that," he said.