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What are the first policy proposals, and what are their chances to be stopped by internal struggle?

What about the internal mechanisms of the Wilders party? Would it be possible that some members rebel against welfare cut plans, or are all no-names faithful to the Bleached One?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 12:47:56 PM EST
Haven't worked my way through the coalition agreement, but the ones I know from head:
  • maximum speed on highways will be increased (from 120 to 130)
  • cut funding on art, cut free museum entry for youth
  • allow smoking again inside one-man bars (those bars only run by the owner)
  • funding to environment NGOs will be cut
  • possibility for a second nuclear plant

What the first actual proposal will be to be tested in parliament remains to be seen - I have no idea. We're in for the ride.

There is one notable member of the Wilders faction, Hero Brinkman, who has been making noise for some time now about increasing transparency in the opaque cloud that is the undemocratic Wilders party - but I wouldn't bet at all on internal strife very soon.

by Nomad on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 05:50:30 PM EST
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That really does sound like a macho platform...

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 06:25:16 PM EST
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Radio Netherlands via Nomad a week ago:
No more talking - it's testosterone time
"The time for talking is over, the time for action has arrived," populist De Telegraaf announces dramatically. All the papers lead with the news that the two Christian Democrat "dissidents" Ad Koppejan and Kathleen Ferrier have finally agreed to toe the party line, removing the final obstacle to a VVD-CDA coalition resting on the parliamentary support of Geert Wilders' far-right Freedom Party.


By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 03:23:34 AM EST
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