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Dutch Government Collapses Over Failed Open Borders Policy

Dutch Government Collapses Over Failed Open Borders Policy

Geert Wilders: “We can make (Netherlands) a beautiful country again with fewer asylum seekers and crime, more money and houses for our own people.”

The Dutch government has collapsed over bitter disagreement within the four-party coalition on how to deal with the issue of uncontrolled mass-migration. Prime Minster Mark Rutte resigned on Saturday, paving the way for fresh elections.

Prime Minster Rutte’s centrist coalition became shaky after Dutch people rejected his European Union-backed climate policies which threaten to put farmers out of business with strict emission regulations. The move triggered nationwide protests and led to the formation of the pro-farmer “BoerBurger Beweging” (BBB) party.

Weakened by the farmers protests, the country’s ruling coalition fell apart over immigration policy. “After months of speculation about whether Mark Rutte’s coalition would collapse under the weight of its differences on farming and nitrogen reduction, it foundered on another issue that has been rumbling below the surface for months: immigration,” the news website Dutch News noted.

The coalition collapsed over Prime Minster Rutte’s proposal to restrict immigration, as the country smaller than West Virginia faced record number of asylum seekers—largely from Muslim-majority North Africa and the Middle East. “Asylum applications in the Netherlands jumped by over a third last year to more than 47,000 and government figures said earlier this year that they expected roughly 70,000 applications in 2023,” the BBC reported.

The move to limit the number of migrants was opposed by two coalition partners, namely the Christian Union and social-liberal Democrats 66. Apart from the BBB and the Geert Wilders-led Freedom Party (PVV), Dutch political parties across the spectrum support EU’s open borders policy.

The Associated Press reported:

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte visited the king Saturday to turn in the resignation of his four-party coalition and set the deeply divided Netherlands on track for a general election later this year. (…)

Rutte declined to answer reporters’ questions as he drove away from the meeting that lasted over an hour, saying the talks with the monarch were private.

The vexed issue of reining in migration that has troubled countries across Europe for years was the final stumbling block that brought down Rutte’s government Friday night, exposing the deep ideological differences between the four parties that made up the uneasy coalition.

Now it is likely to dominate campaigning for an election that is still months away.

“We are the party that can ensure a majority to significantly restrict the flow of asylum seekers,” said Geert Wilders, leader of the anti-immigration Party for Freedom, who supported Rutte’s first minority coalition 13 years ago, but also ultimately brought it down.

Recent projections show the farmer-friendly BBB party leading in polls. In March, the party emerged as the biggest party in the regional election, winning over 20 percent of the vote.

Geert Wilder’s anti-mass-immigration Freedom Party (PVV) was trailing at the fourth spot, behind outgoing Prime Minister Rutte’s conservatives and the Green Party (GL).

On Saturday, Wilder urged Dutch voters to support the PVV. “Dear people, we can make (Netherlands) a beautiful country again with fewer asylum seekers and crime, more money and houses for our own people, decent care, plenty of room for our farmers and fishermen,” he tweeted (translation via Twitter translation).

The elections for the new parliament are expected to be held later this year. “The elections for the new Tweede Kamer [lower house of the parliament] cannot be held until mid-November at the earliest, the Electoral Council announced on Friday after the fall of the Cabinet,” the Dutch news website NL Times reported. “According to the Electoral Council, Article 64 of the Constitution stipulates that the new Tweede Kamer must meet within three months of the dissolution decision.”


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It’s designed to collapse, unlike ours.

    rhhardin in reply to rhhardin. | July 8, 2023 at 4:56 pm

    The reason ours runs without collapse is gentlemen’s agreements. Everybody accepts the unwritten rules.

    Until recently. It started mostly with Gore contesting the 2000 election results, something (for example) Nixon did not do in 1960 when he actually did win.

    The gentlemen’s agreement then was that finality is more important than accuracy. It’s about 50-50 if accuracy would change it, so actually doesn’t matter either way. Finality though is the basis of the whole system.

Last night I dreamed I heard a national leader announce, “We can make this a beautiful country again with fewer asylum seekers and crime, more money and houses for our own people.”

It was kind of blurry and I couldn’t make out who was speaking, but was sure it must be Biden because our country is in such bad shape.

To my surprise, when I woke up, I found out I was dreaming about the Netherlands.

    Paul in reply to Peabody. | July 8, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    Imagine, a political leader looking out for his own country instead of thinking that it is his job to worry about every other country.

2smartforlibs | July 8, 2023 at 4:16 pm

Career politicians are always a bad idea no matter the country.

Dutch govt. collapses. Uh, ok. Now, do the USA.

“The coalition collapsed over Prime Minister Rutte’s proposal to restrict immigration…”

That’s the definition of ‘failed open borders policy’? What if the PM had refused to resign? And don’t say tyranny. That ship disemarked long ago in Amsterdam with seizing farm land to cull cow farts n such. They got the BBB uprising as their reward.

What if the PM had refused to resign and implemented immigration restriction? Coalition be damned.

I hope to God they take advantage of this opportunity

They were ready to completely destroy the farming communities

Like buy 90% of them and turn them into housing for Muslims

    Paul in reply to gonzotx. | July 8, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Well yeah! They need to create massive communities of free government housing for millions of Islamofascist invaders. Look how well that strategy has turned out for France!

    fscarn in reply to gonzotx. | July 8, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    Here is one of life’s constants – find Muslims, find trouble.

    No matter where in the world. No matter when in time. Find Muslims. Find Trouble.

      JR in reply to fscarn. | July 8, 2023 at 8:00 pm

      Go to hell, you racist.

        txvet2 in reply to JR. | July 8, 2023 at 8:23 pm

        After you. Another inconvenient fact about Muslims is that they can’t even get along with each other without violence. Iran and Saudi Arabia are as bitter enemies as you’ll find anywhere in the world.

        Full_American_Immigrant in reply to JR. | July 8, 2023 at 8:26 pm

        Ya know, knucklehead, Islam and its devotees aren’t a race. Ya might spend a little time learning stuff.

        Please tell us all: what ‘race’ is muslim? We’ll wait…

      JR in reply to fscarn. | July 8, 2023 at 8:04 pm

      What would you think if someone here posted this:

      Here is one of life’s constants – find Jews, find trouble.

      No matter where in the world. No matter when in time. Find Jews. Find Trouble.


        pfg in reply to JR. | July 8, 2023 at 8:19 pm

        What I would think is that that poster was delusional because Jews have been nothing but a positive for civilization. Islam on the other hand has been a destructive force for the last 1400 years up to and including today.

        Cf., winners of the Nobel Prizes in the important categories, you know, in the things that count like chemistry, physics, biology. Where be the Muslims? Marauding and pillaging doing their jihad-thingy, along with marrying their cousins and creating inbreeds. But not winning Nobel prizes.

        txvet2 in reply to JR. | July 8, 2023 at 8:20 pm

        Unfortunately, history proves that the statement about Muslims is accurate. Islam has expanded almost exclusively via invasion and occupation, followed by forced conversion of the occupied countries. The source of virtually ALL of the violence in Europe is Muslims.

        JR in reply to JR. | July 8, 2023 at 8:32 pm

        Because I live right next to a large, public, university town, I have met many patriotic Muslim American citizens. I have been invited into their homes. My wife happens to be fluent in Arabic, since her father was a professor at American University in Beirut, Lebanon, so that has helped me form these friendships. Some of the commentators here are definitely racist. They believe that ALL Muslims are trouble, Certainly a very small number of Muslims are extremists, But the commentators here on LI are posting that ALL Muslims are trouble, no matter where in time, and that this is a constant. Those are racist comments, and should be condemned.

          JR in reply to JR. | July 8, 2023 at 9:03 pm

          I have traveled to Spain twice, and visited Andalusia and the Alhambra. While Europe was in the Dark Ages, the Muslim civilization flourished in southern Spain. The Muslims brought new disciplines and perfected them – algebra, trigonometry and chemistry as well as major advances in medicine, astronomy, engineering and agriculture. Arabic texts replaced Greek as the fonts of wisdom, helping to shape the scientific revolution of the Renaissance. These are historical facts.

          pfg in reply to JR. | July 8, 2023 at 9:13 pm

          Nice try, but you are a lost cause. Of course there are decent Muslims but they are decent not because of Islam but in spite of it. Read the core texts of Islam: the world is absolutely binary: Muslims good; everyone else bad.

          randian in reply to JR. | July 8, 2023 at 9:36 pm

          You know they are patriotic how? Because they say they are? You do know Muslims are commanded by their religion to lie about what they believe and always strive to remove the infidel from power? That any act: lying, stealing, rape, and murder, is acceptable to accomplish those ends? That a Muslim should show friendship to an unbeliever outwardly, if necessary, but never inwardly, and only take real friends from the Muslims? That charity must only to to Muslims, never to unbelievers?

          Seriously, only the ignorant (or other Muslims) think Muslims are their friends, and if Muslims complain, well that’s their problem, because it’s the same thing as somebody being a proud member of the KKK and complaining that people call them anti-semitic. If you don’t like the label, don’t be that thing.

        diver64 in reply to JR. | July 9, 2023 at 6:40 am

        That they were an idiot?

      JohnSmith100 in reply to fscarn. | July 8, 2023 at 8:30 pm

      Someone, aka JR, really hates truth about how Muslims go to other countries, breed like crazy, often on the backs of the host country’s welfare, doubling their numbers every 25 years, and then look for ways to take control. Thye are not compatible with western culture, and are more or less like locusts.

Conservative Beaner | July 8, 2023 at 4:44 pm

Don’t let the door hit you in a$$ Rutte.

Fucking hell, ENOUGH with this ‘asylum seeker’ nonsense.

They are NOT ‘seeking asylum’.

They’re mouthing a catchphrase that they know will let them illegally come to your country without having to actually go through the immigration process.

    Gosport in reply to Olinser. | July 8, 2023 at 5:45 pm

    Notice that nobody ever seems to ask exactly where these “amnesty seekers” came from, or what supposed threat they were under there?

    There are millions of these single, military age, male country shoppers wandering the earth right now and nobody bothers to ask themselves why? Or where their families are?

      randian in reply to Gosport. | July 8, 2023 at 9:41 pm

      That’s because those men, if they’re from Mexico/Central America/South America, are invading freeloaders, and if they’re Muslims they’re here for Hijra (migration for conquest), and also freeloaders since theft and raiding is how the early Muslim community supported themselves. Their families, if they have any, will be here in short order via chain migration.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to Olinser. | July 8, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    I have some great ideas about how to expel them.

Open borders; utterly insane, destructive and impoverishing “green” farming diktats issued straight out of the Stalinist/Maoist agricultural playbook; etc. The rationality that is foundation of the formidable Dutch engineering and scientific heritage is being subverted and corrupted by fanatical Leftism. The Germans are in the same boat.

Will rationality win out over Leftist fanaticism and self-destruction? Stay tuned.

Also, as France’s example so starkly demonstrates, any European country that values and wishes to maintain secular democracy and the values of the Enlightenment cannot countenance immigration from Islamic countries. To do otherwise is a recipe for predictable cultural suicide and perpetual, subservient dhimmitude, under the totalitarian and supremacist bootheel of the ideology of “Submission.”

There already may be enough invaders to make it a for gone conclusion no matter what happens now.

It isn’t as if PVV will get anywhere, the last time a new government was formed in The Netherlands all the right-wing parties got locked out. The left-wing parties would rather form a coalition with other left-wing parties they hate and send the country careening towards destruction than form a coalition with any of the right-wing parties.

Recall that this same thing might have happened in Myanmar, but the Burmese nipped it the bud. The press and globalist politicians denounced Aung San Suu Kyi and gave her the ‘struggle meeting’ treatment.She simply refused to bent the knee and worship at the altar of the Church of the Globalists.

BBC – “ While her image had suffered internationally due to her response to the crisis that befell Myanmar’s mostly Muslim Rohingya minority, she remains hugely popular with the country’s Buddhist majority.

The BBC pretend it wasn’t a coconspirator in the effort to destroy Burma; Burma was a British imperial colony and the same-sort of ruling elite want to impose an inorganic colonial agent into Burma. History repeats in an oddly distorted, yet familiar way.

It was obvious then, as it is obvious now, that Western powerbrokers want to destroy all of us and then enthrone themselves. Forever.