Cecilia Malmström, the European commissioner in charge of home affairs, is a ‘left-wing hippie’ and ‘should have been sacked’, Geert Wilders, leader of the anti-Islam PVV party says in an interview with Friday’s Parool.
In an interview marking the end of the government’s first year in office, Wilders says the PVV will have a problem if the minority cabinet does not succeed in changing the commission’s mind about EU immigration policy.
‘Some left-wing hippie or other who calls herself a European Commissioner – Malmström – thinks differently [to the PVV],’ Wilders is quoted as saying.
‘I have not seen the plans. I only know that that half hippie should have been sacked, sooner rather than later. That is a really terrible person,’ Wilders said.
‘If that Annie doesn’t do anything and there is no support, then we have a problem. I hope the cabinet manages to force through amendments where possible.’
Wilders wants the minority government to ensure a 50% reduction in non-western immigration in return for his support on the economy.