Video: Dutch news roundup, 19 November 2010
Torrential rainfall floods part of the coutry. The anti-Islam Freedom Party is under fire for its members' past crimes.
Scientists believe they know why healthy people can have disabled children. And Dutch jungle rebel Tanja Nijmeijer confesses to acts of terrorism.
When it rains it pours
The Dutch are accustomed to rainfall, especially during the fall. But this past weekend, more rain fell on the South of the country than normally falls in the entire month of November. As a result, a number of villages and towns were flooded.
Skeletons in the closet
Anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders and his Dutch Freedom Party (PVV) have been making headlines this week. It seems that nine of his party members have been linked to criminal activities in the past, including fraud, and assault. This week, PVV MP Eric Lucassen came under fire for allegedly verbally abusing his former neighbours and for an inappropriate relationship he had with a subordinate, while in the military. Also PVV MP James Sharpe resigned from parliament this week after information arose that a company he ran in Hungary was fined for fraudulent business practices.