Wilders criticises coalition for not getting tough on crime

The justice minister and his junior colleague are failing to follow through on agreements made between the minority government and PVV, the anti-Islam party leader Geert Wilders says in an interview with the Telegraaf on Monday.

The PVV agreed to support the government on economic policy in return for action on immigration and crime. The areas of agreement were set down in a special document.
‘There is a lot of shouting and too few results,’ Wilders said. A number of crucial agreements have not yet been put into practice and this is causing tension within the alliance, the paper quoted him as saying.
In particular, the PVV wants the government to speed up drafting legislation to ensure minimum sentences and to give the police wider powers to carry out random stop and searches.
The PVV is also keen to see action on plans to set up combined police and army teams to restore order in areas where law and order has broken down and to remove Dutch nationality from convicted criminals, the paper said.

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