Utrecht provincial councillor is latest to desert the PVV
A Utrecht provincial councillor has become the latest elected representative of Geert Wilders' anti-immigration PVV to resign, following last week's anti-Moroccan chanting.
Henk Scherer, who has represented the party at a provincial level for three years, said he had made the move out of consideration for 'decency and credibility'.
The PVV has five seats on the provincial council.
Scherer is the fifth provincial council member to quit since Wilders led the chanting at a post local election meeting in The Hague.
Two MPs and the head of the PVV's delegation to the European parliament have also resigned.
Wilders has refused to apologise for asking his supporters in The Hague ‘and do you want more or fewer Moroccans in your city and in the Netherlands?’
To which the crowd chanted ‘fewer, fewer, fewer’.
'We'll arrange that,' Wilders said when the chanting died down.
Wilders told a news conference on Saturday afternoon he had nothing to apologise for.
‘I spoke the truth. I said nothing wrong, I am not sorry and I am not going to apologise for anything,’ Wilders said