Category Archives: politics

Those elections – Some random thoughts

The Dutch general elections should have been about issues. But instead they were about, personality, a someone. Or two someones, as it turned out. Beforehand it looked like the elections would dominated by issues concerning the EUnion and the Dutch … Continue reading

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ESM debate to be postponed?

Breaking news from DDS: Procedure on ESM not (yet) postponed (NL). The parliamentary commission Finances states: Procedure postponed until a time to be determined. No argument has been given, but literally they say: Parliamentary involvement with EFSF/ESM decision (postponed until … Continue reading

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Wilders to sue the state over ESM

From Elsevier, my translation: Wilders files suite against Dutch state over eurofund. Leader of the PVV, Geert Wilders, will file a suit against the state of the Netherlands to get the permanent emergency fund for the euro ESM off the … Continue reading

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Bend over

Despite the PVV abandoning the ‘Catshuis agreement’, the austerity measures, the ‘budget cuts’ if you will, are unfortunately not at all dead: New coalition emerges as talks begin on cutting Dutch deficit. Three political parties have begun joint talks with … Continue reading

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The end to Danish: A few random thoughts

Wilders was absolutely right to not agree to the agreement. It was a piss-poor effort that rolled the costs of this government’s (and the EUnions) mismanagement of the European debt crisis and collateral Euro crisis on the backs of ordinary … Continue reading

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The end to Danish: The dry facts

Today the Dutch experiment with the Danish form of government (a minority cabinet with support; in this case a cabinet of VVD and CDA with Wilders’ PVV in support) has ended as the PVV withdrew support. The cabinet now has … Continue reading

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Rotten scoundrels and liars

Some news from the wire (in this case Reuters) that has been completely ignored and/or suppressed by the (slavish? sycophantic?) Dutch MSM: Dutch FinMin willing to increase euro rescue fund ESM Dutch Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager said on … Continue reading

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Good riddance

Some cheery news, via IanPJ: It is with great sadness I report that Common Purpose in the Netherlands has closed down. In the current climate in the Netherlands, the open courses have struggled to cover costs. The Netherlands team have … Continue reading

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One from each member state

Dr. Richard North expressing a sentiment with which yours truly wholly agrees. The biggest dollop of BS, though, comes from Italy’s Giorgio Napolitano, who tells his audience that, “Sacrifices are necessary to ensure the future of young people, it’s our … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

On the on-going soap-opera that is EUnion crisis politics: I’m very tired of the pre-show “entertainment”. Can we just get to the lynch mobs hanging politicians in every capital city in thewestern world? Reader Chris Loughrey in the comments of … Continue reading

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