The Axis of Trash Edition – Week 13 2022

Amsterdam wants to relocate sex workers from the city centre. Photo: Depositphotos
Amsterdam wants to remove drunken tourists and sex workers from the city centre. Photo: depositphotos

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A carousel of rubbish this week as Amsterdam imports 900 tonnes of waste from Rome while launching a campaign to keep out trashed British tourists. Mark Rutte promises to listen better to voters as he tries to save his government from the scrapheap, while Wopke Hoekstra tries to salvage his credibility by finding common ground with BBB leader Caroline van der Plas. Sex workers protest against being dumped in an out-of-town ‘erotic centre’ as the city council tries to clean up the red light district. French writer Michel Houellebecq fails to get his accidental porn film canned by the courts. Oranje are dumped on by the French in football and sent packing by Zimbabwe in cricket. And Greenpeace steps up its campaign against the high-flying, high-polluting super rich and their private jets.

Ophef of the week: Roaming Roman rubbish stirs up heap of criticism in Amsterdam

British tourists react to Amsterdam’s ‘stay away’ campaign:


Rutte says cabinet needs to listen better to voters as air of crisis engulfs CDA

Brussels writes to Dutch government warning them not to let up on nitrogen

Amsterdam launches campaign to deter Brits visiting for ‘messy nights’

Sex workers march on city hall in protest at red light district measures

Dutch launch €100m free meals plan at low-income schools

Education minister earmarks €108m to boost reading, writing and arithmetic

Greenpeace calls for ban on ‘wasteful luxury’ of private jet flights

French novelist loses bid by Michel Houellbecq to block porn film


Mbappé puts makeshift Oranje side to the sword in Paris

Koeman blasts ‘sloppy’ display against 10 men of Gibraltar

Netherlands fail trial by spin as Zimbabwe win cricket series 2-1

Jumbo to pull out of cycling and skating team sponsorship

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