Search This Blog

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Geert Wilders -- Mr. Prime Minister?

Geert Wilders is a major political figure in the Netherlands.  According to the latest polls, his party is likely to be the largest by far in the next election coming in six weeks.  That would normally make him the favorite to be the next prime minister.  Wilders, however, is someone who wants to limit the admittance of refugee into Holland.  He also wants to prevent the continuing immigration of Middle Easterners and North Africans into his country.  As a result, he has been attacked as a racist, a fascist and even a Nazi.

If Wilders party ends up twice the size of the second party in the Dutch parliament, it will be a test of Dutch democracy to see if he becomes the prime minister as would normally happen.  Wilders is also someone who could easily pull the Netherlands out of the EU or, at least, seek to limit the power of the Brussels bureaucrats and their EU regulations.  First Brext, then Wilders, then maybe Marine Le Pen in France and the EU may quickly become a thing of the past.


No comments: