Morning news 7 September 2007

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Morning news 7 September 2007 PvdA politician Ehsan Jami, chairman of the ex-Muslim committee, is considering giving up his party membership. He does not rule out joining the Party for Freedom (PVV) led by Geert Wilders. “If they don’t change their policy, I’ll leave,” Jami said in De Pers. He is annoyed that PvdA politicians such as faction leader Jacque Tichleaar refuse to sign the declaration to support ex-Muslims. “It is disgusting that the PvdA is so focused on the idea that they may not lose any Mus

Morning news 7 September 2007
 
PvdA politician Ehsan Jami, chairman of the ex-Muslim committee, is considering giving up his party membership. He does not rule out joining the Party for Freedom (PVV) led by Geert Wilders. “If they don’t change their policy, I’ll leave,” Jami said  in De Pers. He is annoyed that PvdA politicians such as faction leader Jacque Tichleaar refuse to sign the declaration to support ex-Muslims. “It is disgusting that the PvdA is so focused on the idea that they may not lose any Muslim voters. I then think stuff it.” Jami hates the way the PvdA is ‘being nice’ to Muslims. He sees Wilders (PVV) regularly and time and again Wilders has been expressing his support and sympathy to Jami.

Wilders dominated the debate in parliament on Islamic activism, the papers conclude. Wilders took the initiative to submit a motion of no-confidence against Minister Vogelaar and ‘was the centre of attention’, De Volkskrant writes. The PVV faction leaders made a mockery of the parliamentary conventions, according to nrc.next. In vain the other parties were looking for a reply to the ‘verbal aggression’ of Wilders, Trouw writes.

If the government goes ahead with imposing eco tax on air travel, the low-cost airline companies will drastically reduce the number of flights from and to the Netherlands, Metro reports. EasyJet. will scrap at least 25 percent of its flights to Amsterdam, if passengers need to pay an extra EUR25 eco tax. Ryanair will move its operations to airports just across the border in Germany and Belgium.

The ageing population is enjoying life to the full, De Telegraaf reports. They feel that money should be spent that you can’t take it with you. They prefer a pleasant and comfortable old age to leaving their children a large inheritance. Retirees are supplementing their pensions with the money their houses fetch at the overheated housing market. According to De Telegraaf this emerged from a survey carried out by the Association for Home Owners, Aegon (insurance company) and the Postbank. It is the bay boom generation in particular, that unlike preceding generations, like to spend their money rather than saving it.

The life of Luciano Pavarotti was ‘one big opera’, De Telegraaf writes, about the tenor who died on Thursday. “The strongest voice in the world led a tragic life.” According to Trouw, Pavarotti aroused disgust with ‘the crazy merchandising surrounding his mega performances’.  But ‘that phenomenal voice’ was still greatly admired.

In a photograph made by Anton Corbijn a tough and not the usual friendly or congenial Pavarotti is looking at the readers of De Volkskrant on the front page. The paper carries a report from Italy where Pavarotti’s voice can be heard all day on the radio. “In some respects Pavarotti was the personification of Italy, not only his voice and repertoire –Donizetti, Puccini, Verdi - but also the constant factors - opera , drama, pathos and pasta- with which he attracted publicity during his entire life.”

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