Labour leader attacks CDA’s social face

Labour leader Wouter Bos used a speech in Tilburg last night to attack the Christian Democrats on social issues. With just over a week to the general election, Bos accused the party of building weath on the back of people who were vulnerable.

CDA leader Jan Peter Balkenende’s cabinet was a ‘Quote 500’ cabinet, he said, referring to the business magazine’s annual rich list. The party’s cuts on healthcare and social security, and support for rent increases, showed where the CDA’s priorities lay, he said.
Bos has been criticised in recent days for not doing enough to indicate he would be prepared to form a left-leaning coalition government. The PvdA is trailing the CDA by some six seats in the latest polls.

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