Monday, February 16, 2009

A Thorn in Their Side

Jan Peter Balkenende gives the call

After being given the old heave-ho from Blighty, Geert Wilders has returned to his homeland, where he remains a thorn in the side of the Balkenende government. According to Spits Nieuws, as translated by H. Numan:

Street closed for Wilders

The city of Waddinxveen will close a street in which Geert Wilders will attend a meeting.

The PVV leader will speak to a group of supporters in a meeting hall. For fear of disturbances the city decided to lock down the neighborhood. There is a big chance that outside the meeting hall an anti-Wilders manifestation will take place. Opponents already announced as much.

PVV surge graphWhat is it about this offensive, extremist, repugnant Dutch politician that provokes such a vehement response on the part of his opponents? How could anybody in the Netherlands ever vote for him?

Well, there must be a lot of closet extremists in the Netherlands, because the Party for Freedom (PVV), Geert Wilders’ party, has moved into second place in the latest opinion polls, and would capture 25 seats (out of 150) in the lower parliamentary house if an election were held today. This may not seem like much, but in a European parliamentary system with a field of nine parties, it’s a major achievement.

Politically speaking, by turning him back at Heathrow, Her Majesty’s government did Mr. Wilders a big favor.

These are the parties as represented in the above graph:

Yellow: CDA, Christian Democrats
Brown: PVV, Party for Freedom
Red: PvdA, Socialists (Labour)
Blue: VVD, (Center-left) Liberals
Dark Grey: D66, Democrats (Multiculturalist Liberals)
Light grey: SP, Socialist Party (Hamas supporters)
Green: GreenLeft, (Militant) Leftwing environmentalists
Pink: CHU, Christian Historic Union (Leftwing Christians)
Dark yellow: TON, Conservative party, of the former VVD Integration Minister Rita Verdonk

Our Flemish correspondent VH has translated an article on this topic from Elsevier:
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PVV on 25 seats in the polls after the British refusal

If there had been elections for the Lower House today [Feb. 15] in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders’ PVV [Party for Freedom] would get 25 seats [at the moment they have 9 seats]. This would be just two seats less than the CDA [Christian Democrats, the party of PM Balkenende and Justice Minister Ernst Hirsh Ballin and foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen] and two more than the PvdA [Socialists, Labour].


The main reason for the growth in popularity may be the decision of the British Government to deny access to Geert Wilders to the country out of fear of an uprising of angry Muslims. The PVV leader would supposedly incited hatred with his film “Fitna”.

The coalition government of Balkenende [Christian-Socialist Cabinet] continues to decline in popularity. The government parties CDA, PvdA and Christian Union won in the election in 2006 with a majority of eighty seats; now they do not go beyond 55 [out of 150].

No majority

The government parties CDA (27 seats) of Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and the Dutch Labor Party PvdA (23 seats) of Wouter Bos lose one seat each. The Christian Union remains at 5 seats.

Because the opposition parties VVD (19 seats) [Liberals], SP (17 seats) [Socialists, the party of the Hamas supporter Harry van Bommel] and D66 (17 seats) [left-wing appeasers’ party] reach the level of the Government parties, a coalition would be no longer be possible that would have more than 75 seats, the minimum to govern.

It must give Prime Minister Balkenende severe indigestion to stand behind Geert Wilders in his confrontation with the British government. However, that’s what he has been forced to do — after all, the Dutch government reserves the sole right to abuse Geert Wilders, and will not concede that sovereign privilege to any other nation.

Also from Elsevier, as translated by VH:

Balkenende addressed Brown on the Wilders case

Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende (CDA) today [Feb. 13] called the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to express his dissatisfaction over the refusal of Great Britain to allow access to Wilders Committee.

Wilders today demanded that Balkenende act now, and said that the Prime Minister had to act first before Wilders attempts to appeal against the British. Now the ball back to Balkenende Wilders made.

Balkenende [who wants to become the next president of the EU and doesn’t want to ruin his chances] responded: “If he wants, he must go to court.”

Balkenende said after the Cabinet meeting that the government was “very disappointed” with the British decision.. He called his British colleague because he himself “had the need to discuss what happened.” The Prime Minister said he would have preferred that Wilders had simply been admitted to the United Kingdom. “Brown has put forward his arguments and I have put forward the Dutch arguments.”

Balkenende did not call Brown before Wilders’ departure to London, because the Dutch position on Tuesday was already “crystal clear” as put forward to the British by Minister Maxime Verhagen (CDA) of Foreign Affairs [Verhagen “regretted” the decision, and had urged the British Embassy — not Foreign Affairs Minister Milibrand —to review it].


FluffResponse said...

when are the dutch elections and how likely is the continued popularity of our man?

Anonymous said...

It would be nice to see Geert Wilders as the PM of the Netherlands, hopefully with a sizeable majority.

The question is, what can he or his government do in practical terms to prevent the colonisation of the Nertherlands by Islamic invaders (I cannot in all honesty, call them immigrants. Immigrants are hard working, generally docile, and wish most of all, to integrate and assimmilate within the majority society).

His government will be hemmed in by Dutch and EU laws. Even the tiniest change, simply to redress the balance towards native Dutch, will lead to screams of outrage - Nazism, Holocaust, etc.

All we can do is to continue in educating the public. In doing so, we swing public opinion just a liitle bit more in favour of any action that needs to be taken.

Homophobic Horse said...

"His government will be hemmed in by Dutch and EU laws. Even the tiniest change, simply to redress the balance towards native Dutch, will lead to screams of outrage - Nazism, Holocaust, etc."

The EU and NATO will get the provocation they need to complete their globalist project with force. I can see a very dark ending to this.

Unknown said...


However, that’s what he has been forced to do — after all, the Dutch government reserves the sole right to abuse Geert Wilders, and will not concede that sovereign privilege to any other nation.

Thank you for making me laugh out loud heartily. :)

Profitsbeard said...

The last real Dutchman left still speaking.

Keep the fire to their feet, Geert!

R. Hartman said...

More and more signs that it really is the teachings of the Franfort School are showing; on Friday we were issued some more Critical Theory by out PM and Foreign Minister:

"Of all people, Wilders should bear an understanding of the UK's refusal to allow him into the country. After all, he has been making strong points in the past about not admitting people who are a threat to national safety."

You couldn't make it up! Like it's Wilders who threatened to summon those muslims, like it's him herding that 5th colonne. But there you have it: Dutch 'government'. I really hope to see them tried for high treason, one day, but will not hold my breath.

Furor Teutonicus said...

If only those that said they would vote for him (the party) would get up off their fat back sides and get outz to support them in a meaningfull way,. I.E, by JOINING the party, and getting out and actively CAMPIGNING.

Of course, in the light of what happened to Jorg Heide, what is the bet that Wilders will not GET to be Primr Minister, even if they win the elections?

Furor Teutonicus.

Furor Teutonicus said...

Jörg Haider, that is. Late at night, when you are on night shift, about to go to bed. My mistake.


Czechmade said...

Haider? The guy who promoted Turkey in EU, wrote a book about saddam, visited him 3 times and had young gaddafi attending his funeral, his name "Sword of islam"?

It is a disgrace to compare him with Wilders!

Furor Teutonicus said...

He is STILL a right wing politicin that "dissapeared" when he got to close to actualy BEINTG something of a threat to the "establishment".

Whether you can compare his politics is neither here nor there, the fact is any one "right wing" will not be ALLOWED into power.

I ask who was REALLY responsible for the other Dutch politician that was killed.

Pym Fontaine (sp?)

If the smears by the Government run press do not get them, then they WILL be "dealt with". No matter how.

Furor Teutonicus.

Czechmade said...

Then focus on creating right wing parties with no focus on "one man icon".

Maybe someone mistakes a party/leader with a novelist, movie hero or dictator. Then cure this first.

Furor Teutonicus said...

You are not old enough to remember Stalin and Mao's anti "Pesonality cult" campigns are you?

Bit ironic what?

A Country, a party, a local photographic club, must always have a leader.

To think otherwise is "6th form girls common room" naive.

Furor Teutonicus.