Mark represents everything that is wrong leading a nation build on diversity and openness to welcome asylum seekers and refugees from all over the continent. Twelve years of dominant rule by Dutch Tory conservative has created a list of key issues not tackled, but by austerity measures kicking any solution down the road. Wasteful in political capital, tax loopholes for the wealthy and municipal and ministerial AI algorithms to hit the poor and low income families.
Ter Apel central refugee reception centre
Urgent appeal by Médecins Sans Frontières | Medical humanitarian assistance |
Crisis as capacity is lacking for an indoor sleeping facility ... NL funding
Pure self-interest of VVD leader Mark Rutte to survive Party discontent ... on recent party conference Rutte made a promise to limit entry asylum seekers into the Netherlands. See chaos in refugee camp in Ter Apel and protests by rightwing populist parties.
To avoid a vote of no confidence within his own rightwing VVD party, Mark made a promise he cannot keep and opposes universal human rights ...
Mark Rutte considers substantially reducing the migration flow as an assignment.
This is what he said about it on Saturday at the VVD congress. 👇
More in my recent diary - 9th Package EU Ban On Russian Language
After food and hunger, Putin now decided to weaponize the winter. -- EU diplomat Josep Borrell.
Cabinet asks Council of State to suspend refugee rulings lower courts | Dec. 28, 2022 |
Raad van State highest court administrative law in The Netherlands
Administrative Jurisdiction Division: Family reunification measure [months delay] is contrary to Dutch and European law. The State Secretary for Justice and Security is therefore not allowed to apply the family reunification measure. This confirms previous court rulings. 👇
Family members allowed to enter Netherlands immediately after family reunification approval | Feb. 8, 2022 |
Spaniard Borrell's Fascist Gaffe Us vs Them | Oct. 20, 2022 |
Priti Patel MP retweeted ...
Well at least UK shoved off the shores of continental Europe and lives outside the "garden". 🤣
EU Exit Regimes in Practice
Measures that are meant to ensure that irregular migrants with an order to leave an EU Member State will exit - one way or another - the sovereign territory of that particular country. In our terminology, an exit regime includes two prevalent forms of ensuring that irregular migrants leave a certain country: `forced return' (also referred to as deportation, expulsion and forced removal) and so-called `voluntary return' (which comes in different modalities, mostly differentiated according to the level of assistance that is provided to the migrant).
Migration in the Netherlands: Rhetoric and Perceived Reality Challenge Dutch Tolerance | Nan. 2019 |
Over the past two decades, the Netherlands has gone from the forefront of multiculturalism to witnessing a rise in far-right populism--with immigration, and a focus on Islam, at the heart of this shift. Where the government and population once handled immigrant integration with famed Dutch tolerance, some have grown deeply intolerant of newcomers, equating immigration with a rise in religious extremism and terror, and a loss of prosperity.
These fears do not, however, necessarily reflect the facts in a country where population growth largely relies on net immigration, while both immigration and emigration are at high points, and some sectors--including agriculture and heavy industries--largely depend on migrant workers.
Far-right populists prey on and promote these anxieties, yet for all their prominence in portrayals of contemporary politics in the Netherlands, these populists have not become as powerful as many outside the country seem to presume, nor have they entered government, as has occurred elsewhere in Europe.
The multiparty system (as of 2017 there were 13 political parties represented in Parliament) with proportional representation is largely responsible for that, along with the fact that mainstream parties recognize the long-term danger of working too closely with the extremes.
Prominent politicians who espouse anti-immigrant rhetoric include, most notably, Geert Wilders, the leader of the far-right Freedom Party (PVV), which captured the second-largest number of seats in Parliament in the 2017 election, and the more recent alt-right star, Thierry Baudet. However, while these politicians' words influence debate, their parties have not been able to join governing coalitions.
Perception and reality ... in last two decades there has been a dramatic shift to the far-right across the whole spectrum of Dutch politicians and parties. There is a strong exchange of voters between VVD of Mark Rutte and PVV of Geert Wilders. Therefore Rutte has used similar rhetoric as Wilders in campaigning and in setting policy. Migration is the very hot potato that fits Tory conservatism of Rutte ... onward to Brussels and his friends on the anti-immigration front. Building the wall!! Save white Europe with a Judeo-Christian tradition.