Category Archives: the netherlands

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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Wilders trial: Final end

And thus we arrive at the whimper that marks the end to a sad, awkward, absurdity that has marred the reputation, at home as much as it did abroad, of the justice system (not to mention the wider governing system) … 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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EUR, what is it good for II

I am taking a short break from taking a prolonged break from blogging to bring you this bit of news. The report Business Insider estimates will ‘blow up the eurozone’ was released today: Report shows the Netherlands can leave the … 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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