Wilders goes into business

10th June 2011, Comments 0 comments

Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders appears to have gone into business. More than a year ago he set up a company called OnLiberty to recruit 'intellectual property’ for publication.

Left-leaning de Volkskrant published an extract from the Chamber of Commerce register of the company. Mr Wilders told the paper that the company’s postal address is the parliament building in The Hague as the Chamber of Commerce requires a postal and a visiting address. Mr Wilders is under guard around the clock due to threats to his life. For the reason he cannot give his real address. After consultation with the authorities, it was decided the parliamentary building could be used temporarily.

Mr Wilders told the ANP press agency that he had “informed the parliamentary secretary about the problem surrounding his address 18 months ago”. He denied claims in de Volkskrant that he had only informed the parliament after the paper had asked questions. The Ministry of Justice has been seeking a solution all this time according to the controversial anti-Islam MP.

MPs are required to declare any functions outside parliament, extra income and business interests in the parliament’s public registers.

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