Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV), and two fellow members of the PVV, addressed questions to the Dutch prime minister in parliament about the stated position of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. The King has indicated his opposition to a “Brexit”, and his firm support for the continued membership of the United Kingdom in the European Union.
Below is the statement sent out today by the PVV:
Parliamentary questions by the PVV: Rutte abuses King for his own Europhile goals
Questions by Geert Wilders, Harm Beertema and Martin Bosma (PVV MPs) to the Prime Minister’s Office about the statements of the King on the EU
1. Are you aware of today’s speech by the King in the European Parliament, which indicates that he is opposed to Brexit by stating that “the European bouquet is incomplete without the English rose”? Is it correct to conclude from these words that the King is opposed to a possible exit of the United Kingdom from the EU? 2. If so, do you find it appropriate to use the Dutch head of state as a pawn in your Europhile campaign for the preservation of the megalomaniac and totalitarian project without popular support, known as the EU, which has hijacked our national sovereignty, and to try to influence the British electorate in this way? 3. Does the King realize that an exit from the EU is the guarantee needed for the preservation of our own identity (including the monarchy)? Does he realize as well that an exit from the EU guarantees that we will regain our sovereignty and re-establish control of our own country, money and borders? If not, will you tell him this or indicate that the first signatory of these questions will do so himself after next year’s elections? 4. Can you answer these questions this week?