The death of an Aruban tourist Mitch Henriquez during his arrest by police after he attended a Night in the Park festival in The Hague’s Zuiderpark at the end of June led to several nights of rioting in the city. If it had not been for social media and films made by eye-witnesses on their mobile … Continue reading Is political intolerance feeding police discrimination?
It’s been a changing of the guard for the VVD since the provincial election. Firstly the new Minister of Justice Ard van de Steur and his State Secretary Klaas Dijkhof were installed. They were reportedly not the first choice as apparently a number of candidates turned down the honour. Was it because they did not … Continue reading Has the VVD lost its way: who’s in and who’s out of the Dutch liberal party
It’s not good timing for an expenses scandal just weeks before the provincial elections for the VVD. The VVD-Labour government already has to forge alliances with the opposition to get legislation through the Senate. Now it looks like the government parties will end up with an even smaller minority, as the upcoming provincial elections indirectly determine the political make-up of the Senate. If that happens, Rutte II could become a lame duck sitting out the second half of its term. Continue reading Lies and scandals add to the public disinterest in the upcoming provincial elections