DutchNews podcast – The Forum for Democrazy Edition – Week 48
It began in the spring, died away during the summer and came back with a roar in the autumn. No, not coronavirus, but the disintegration of right-wing populist party Forum voor Democratie, which burst apart this week in a shower of resignations, poison-pen letters and video tirades, with a backing track of 80s disco. We do our best to make sense of it all and pick out the highlights, as well as ask what happens to the FVD vote. We also update you on more serious political matters, such as the ongoing global pandemic and the inquiry into the tax office scandal. There’s more ophef as the most famous circus act in the Netherlands encounter their arch-nemesis in court. And we ask who’s been out rustling steel horses at midnight in Katwijk.
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Ophef of the week: The Baron has last laugh on Bassie & Adriaan in court
Resignations and accusations abound as FVD row descends into open warfare
One senator quits, another tears into Baudet in latest stage of FVD row
Coronavirus infections still fluctuating, early Christmas holiday on the cards
Celebrating Christmas in groups is a major worry, warns RIVM
MPs call for action to save accidental Americans’ bank accounts
Steel horses disappear without trace from Katwijk meadow
Ajax still in the hunt for Champions League qualification after win over Midtylland
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