Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, recently visited Ter Apel asylum center. Mr. Wilders was subsequently thwarted in his attempt to bring up the issue of Ter Apel in the Dutch parliament.
Geert Wilders angry at D66 parliamentary leader who does not allow parliamentary questions on Ter Apel: “Unbelievable”
by Bart Reijmerink
November 2, 2021
Recently PVV leader Geert Wilders paid a visit to Ter Apel. This was after the local asylum center was full of asylum seekers and the mayor had sounded the alarm several times. Wilders wanted to encourage the residents, and after his visit submitted a few oral questions [in Parliament]. These questions were rejected by the D-66 Parliamentary chairperson, Vera Bergkamp.
Wilders is not pleased with the fact that his oral questions were rejected by the chairperson of the Tweede Kamer. He intended to confront caretaker premier Mark Rutte with his ill-advised open-border policy. The result of this policy Wilders saw for himself last week in Ter Apel.
Unfortunately, he hasn’t gotten a chance from the parliamentary chairperson to critically test Rutte.
“The D-66 Parliamentary chairperson will not allow my oral questions to Premier Rutte on the very relevant topic of asylum violence against bus drivers and the disastrous results of the asylum tsunami for the people in Ter Apel and the rest of the Netherlands. Cannot (be asked). Unbelievable!”
So Wilders doesn’t get the chance to point out the “asylum tsunami”, while the Central Organ for the Reception of Asylum-Seekers (COA) is once again ringing the bell. Despite the fact that the communities have jumped in with rules for additional reception places, people in the Netherlands will again be hit with considerable problems at the end of this month, as reported by NOS [News].
Since August, almost 7,000 spaces have been added, but more than three quarters of these are temporary. In other words, the existing problem is never solved. Which makes it incomprehensible that the PVV-leader cannot pose his questions in the Tweede Kamer. The problem gets bigger by the week, but in this manner remains practically unaddressed in Parliament. People in The Hague cannot wait much longer because then the “turnips are again cooked” at the COA.