Geert Wilders and Tommy Robinson in the Dutch Parliament

On December 17 Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, invited Tommy Robinson to the Dutch parliament and gave him a tour.

The audio in this video leaves something to be desired, but you can at least get a general idea of what was discussed:

Hat tip: Steen.

2 thoughts on “Geert Wilders and Tommy Robinson in the Dutch Parliament

  1. I have just been watching The Story of Europe, written and hosted by Christopher Clark, an Australian (who betrays that by murdering the English language — doesn’t know the difference between between and among, for example) now based in Cambridge. Some was good, some not so good. Al Andalus was a multicultural paradise. A tiny minority of Islamic extremists should not be confused with the vast majority of European Muslims who don’t want to commit acts of terror. Brexit is bad. The young don’t want it (cue: interview with a student of African appearance AND accent, who is anti-Brexit). The EU is good. Nationalism is bad, and nationalist demagogues are rising in the US and Europe and are a threat to peace (because all ‘nationalism’ is Nazism, and never the nationalism of the little nations trying to get out from under the heel of the big ones in order to preserve their language and culture). On the last point, I note that the modern European ‘nationalists’ (like Mr Wilders in the clip above, happily speaking English with Tommy while in his own Parliament) appear remarkably friendly to foreign nationals and in general don’t have designs on each other’s territory. They just want their countries to be, well, their countries. I can see some potential areas of concern where countries have had their borders redrawn after one or other war and left their nationals on the other side of the border and feel a responsibility towards them, but I don’t see an appetite for violent conflict. European states are all democracies, and democracies (real ones) generally don’t wage war on each other. There’s a whole narrative of lies going on out there, which starts with terms like ‘far right’ to describe people who are largely economic wets who want the benefit of their welfare states to be reserved to the families of those who paid for them. Rant over. Merry Christmas!

  2. They got it right there. One protected by the State and the other hated by the State.

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