The leader of the senate campaign for the anti-Islam PVV was under fire again on Tuesday after RTL news reported her son’s company made the party’s senate website.
Earlier it emerged Marjolein Faber had employed her son’s company to run the Gelderland PVV website, which was paid for with public money.
Faber has admitted her son’s involvement in both projects but said she had not broken any rules. She also pledged to pay back the Gelderland cash, put at €8,500, out of her own pocket.
The PVV hopeful said on Tuesday the senate rules allow a free choice in deciding who to give contracts to.
Party leader Geert Wilders said Faber’s decision to use her son to build the senate website was ‘clumsy’. ‘I am assuming we have now had all of these sort of jokes,’ he said, adding that no rules had been broken.
The situation is particularly noteworthy because Faber has made political integrity a major issue and campaigned for the dismissal of junior minister Co Verdaas over his expenses in 2012.
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