Morning newspapers – 17 August 2007

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True, the one scene in which a participant vomited was not the greatest, but aside from that John de Mol has no regrets about reality television programme De Gouden Kooi, he tells the Volkskrant, which spoke with him on the occasion of the last day of broadcast for De Mol's television station Tien. "I agree, it went pretty far. De Gouden Kooi goes far. But reality really is ten times worse!"

True, the one scene in which a participant vomited was not the greatest, but aside from that John de Mol has no regrets about reality television programme De Gouden Kooi, he tells the Volkskrant, which spoke with him on the occasion of the last day of broadcast for De Mol's television station Tien. "I agree, it went pretty far. De Gouden Kooi goes far. But reality really is ten times worse!"

Labour PvdA politician Ehsan Jami opens the attack on his party in the Telegraaf today, and on party leader Wouter Bos in particular. The PvdA has lost its way, says Jami, chairman of the committee for ex-Muslims. The party is letting itself be held hostage by ethnic minorities and Muslims, he says. Jami wants to be a part of the party executive. "The PvdA must become a party of the people once again."

A man who was being monitored electronically by the justice department stabbed a man in Amsterdam and has been fugitive since. The Volkskrant reported this today. The suspect was wearing an ankle-device which allowed his movements to be monitored. He reportedly stabbed someone several times in an argument last Monday and then fled the scene. The ankle device is no longer emitting a signal so the fugitive cannot be traced. He has been convicted of violent crime in the past.

We already had the nicotine patch to help smokers quit, now there is a "libido patch" for women suffering from low sex drive. The Telegraaf reports on the patch, which releases a small dose of the hormone testosterone. This "libido patch" was developed in the US and studies show it is effective.

Various papers reported on the dissolution of the LPF. The members of the party will meet on Friday evening to decide on whether to disband the party. But some local branches want to continue the party. "Stopping would be a disgrace," Willem van der Velden, leader of the LPF on the city council of The Hague, says in Trouw.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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