Labour leader Job Cohen used his speech during the 65th anniversary celebrations of his party on Sunday to lay in to the cuts proposed by the ruling liberal VVD and Christian Democrat parties and their alliance partner the PVV.
Cohen said the cuts are too savage in what he called ‘Rutteland’, in a reference to prime minister Mark Rutte, the Volkskrant reports.
He went on to say such disproportionate cuts will leave people to fend for themselves, with the weakest taking the biggest hit.
He wants his party to work more with other left-wing parties to form one block against the government’s plans.
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