It’s what Geert Wilders has been saying all along
Senior Politician: Asylum-seekers Threaten our Prosperity.
Halbe Zijlstra, chairman of the Liberal Party (VVD) faction in parliament, said that the influx of refugees is an acute threat to the Dutch welfare state, and to its social services. He says less people should come, and those arriving should be given far less in the way of support. In this way “we will prevent more people from coming to our country”.
He added the run on the Netherlands has to be stopped. “Social costs are increasing and the housing market is in crisis, we cannot accept that. It is my duty as a politician to protect our own levels of prosperity which we have worked so hard to achieve.” The VVD is the largest party in the Netherlands. Prime Minister Rutte is its leading politician.
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[Hundreds joined a rally in Utrecht organized by the far right-wing German Pegida (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident) movement. There were counter-protestors, a smoke bomb was thrown and fights broke out. Ten people were arrested.]