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'Amsterdam background disqualifies MP'

26 September 2008 - In order to be credible as an MP in today's xenophobic climate, having worked in Amsterdam proves to be a disadvantage, for this may cause a suspicion of having been infected with the city's 'multiculti drivel'.

Last night, Parliament debated how to deal with 'Moroccan scum' in response to a bus service in Gouda being suspended after harassment by Moroccan youth. Hero Brinkman of the right-wing populist PVV suggested to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, in order to deploy them against the 'street terrorists' in Gouda.

Other parties were slightly more subtle in the solutions they proposed, but tended to go along in defining the problem in ethnic terms and calling for tough measures.

In fact, Brinkman and Laetitia Griffith (VVD) clashed over who was the toughest politician, accusing each other of having been infected with meek multiculturalism when they worked in Amsterdam (Brinkman as a policeman, Griffith as a politician).

Source: NRC Handelsblad. Image: Laetitia Griffith (photo Radio Nederland Wereldomroep)


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