MPs concerned about Verdonk’s funding

MPs from across the political spectrum have called on Rita Verdonk to be more open about funding for her political movement Trots op Nederland, the Volkskrant reported on Thursday.

Money and sponsorship is being raised for TON via a limited company Favorita BV, set up by Verdonk’s supporters. While what Verdonk was doing was not illegal, it did get around the rules applying to political parties and was not transparent, MPs said.
‘Ordinary parties get state funding,’ a spokesman for Favorita told the paper. ‘TON does not. That is a deliberate choice.’

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