CDA chairwoman denies ‘no new immigration laws’ stand

The chairwoman of the Christian Democratic party, Ruth Peetoom, has denied telling a meeting in Limburg that ‘enough is enough’ in terms of tougher immigration policies.

The Nederlands Dagblad, a small religious newspaper, reported on Monday Peetoom had made the comments during a question and answer session in Limburg. Her party, the VVD, and anti-immigration PVV are currently in negotiations to find new ways for the government to save money.
The PVV has said it will accept more spending cuts in return for tougher immigration rules and a reduction in spending on development aid.
The paper quoted Peetoom as saying she had told the two CDA negotiators the party would not accept any further tougher immigration rules or a serious reduction in aid spending.
However, Peetoom said later she had been misquoted and had only explained that ‘migration and development cooperation are important themes for all CDA members.’
‘I have total faith in the CDA negotiators and am waiting for the results with confidence,’ Peetoom told Nos television.

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