Wilders outraged at subsidies
15 March 2007, AMSTERDAM - Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party (PVV) is concerned that several ministers have gone "completely mad."
15 March 2007
AMSTERDAM - Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party (PVV) is concerned that several ministers have gone "completely mad."
This emerged from questions the faction leader posed today on subsidies for a trip made by 16 Moroccan youth from Rotterdam. The PVV hopes "ridiculous trips like this will never take place again" with support of subsidies.
Wilders addressed his questions to ministers Ernst Hirsch Ballin (Justice), Bert Koenders (Development Cooperation) and Ella Vogelaar (Integration).
His questions came after a Telegraaf report on the group, which travelled to Morocco to learn more about nature and the environment. The group reportedly made the trip with financial support from the ministry of development cooperation and the Rotterdam municipality. Some of the youth have been in trouble with the law in the past for minor offences.
Wilders has received much criticism from fellow MPs over the past few weeks for his "unparliamentary tone" when voicing his displeasure about certain matters.
His word choice particularly during a debate last week on Labour PvdA MP Khadija Arib's advisory work in Morocco raised some eyebrows. His regular use of words like "bizarre," "scandalous," and "ridiculous" apparently upset some of his colleagues.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
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