Socialist, Liberal, GroenLinks and D66 MPs would not object to Geert Wilders’ showing his anti-Koran film in the parliament building itself, the Volkskrant reports on Friday.
Wilders has dropped plans for a formal launch in the nearby press centre because of the security costs.
‘A lack of money should not stop an MP doing his job,’ GroenLinks leader Femke Halsema was quoted as saying.
D66 leader Alexander Pechtold said the government should pay the security costs. ‘If he wants to do it in parliament itself, he can count on my support,’ Pechtold told the paper.
Wilders has not made a request to use the parliamentary facilities and refused to explain his reasoning.
MPs suspect he has political motives for ignoring their offers of help, the paper says. ‘He’s in the news every week, sometimes as a victim, and he is enjoying it,’ Pechtold said.
‘The fact he has not asked MPs says a lot,’ Socialist party leader Jan Marijnissen was quoted as saying.
MPs from the three governing parties say the decision is up to the people who run the building. ‘A screening in the parliamentary complex is not a political but a civil service decision,’ Christian Democrat MP Sybrand van Haersma Buma told the paper.
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