People who are not happy living in the Netherlands should leave, prime minister Mark Rutte says in an interview with Monday's AD.

'If you live in a country in which the ways of dealing with others annoys you, you have a choice,' Rutte, who is leading the VVD's election campaign, told the paper. 'Then leave, you don't have to be here.'

The interview coincides with a page-size advert for the VVD in many daily papers in which Rutte calls for common decency and a return to 'normal' patterns of behaviour.

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