DutchNews podcast – The Dog Ate My Flag Edition – Week 46
In this week’s podcast we ask how the government can afford to give away €1.4 billion to foreign shareholders but only has €100 to spend on a flag for the Parliament chamber. Our favourite football manager Dick Advocaat bows out on a high note, a student fights for the right to be employed by Deliveroo and the OECD confirms what we’ve always suspected about Dutch doctors. Meanwhile, gummy bears caused a commotion in Utrecht while raw herring and manure were tainted with the whiff of corruption. In our discussion we investigate why the MH17 disaster has become a target for peddlers of fake news and conspiracy theories.
Government stands firm on dividend tax plan
Deliveroo courier takes company to court over freelance contracts
Dutch doctors least likely to prescribe antibiotics
Foreign students at Dutch universities double in 10 years
Herring test results ‘unreliable’ (NOS, Dutch)
Flag in Parliament cost €100 (Telegraaf, Dutch)
Tweede kamer test Nederlandse vlag. Lijkt me top. pic.twitter.com/k48H8W2xPH
— Boudewijn 🍌 (@Troetelbiertje) November 14, 2017
The manure mob: Livestock farmers ‘commit major fraud’
Romania 0 Netherlands 3: Advocaat signs off in style
‘No real reason’ why Formula One can’t return to Zandvoort
Sport can be a dangerous thing: 121,000 ended up in hospital last year
Meerderheid #Kamer is voor!
Iedere dag komt er een #vlag bij…tot aan vlaggetjesdag!#HollandseNieuwe pic.twitter.com/I1TrzSHmic
— Anderé van Duin (@Andere_VanDuin) November 15, 2017
Discussion: Fake news and MH17
Omtzigt does not have to resign despite role in priming fake MH17 witness
MH17 investigation could be hurt by Omtzigt’s fake witness
Russia used hundreds of fake accounts to tweet about Brexit (Guardian)
Russian influence reached 126 million through Facebook alone (New York Times)
Leuk zo’n #kaasblokje in de kamer. Kun je er per #debat een passende #vlag inprikken.
😉 #dividenddebat pic.twitter.com/1aNhHk1YCD
— Hans Oudijk (@HansOudijk1) November 15, 2017
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