Thursday 18 August 2022

DutchNews podcast – The Arm All Prostitutes Edition – Week 14

Photo: Thijs Paanakker/Flickr & depositphotos

After scoffing all their Easter chocolate in record time, the podcast team return with news of the Dutch lawyer jailed for his part in Donald Trump’s rise to power, why the supermarkets came under fire for their part in English football fans’ latest rampage through Amsterdam, and the man ordered by his local council to hunt down and catch a school of vanishing goldfish. We also look at proposals to change the security law, in the wake of the sleepwet referendum, and rules on bankers’ pay in the wake of ING’s climbdown on their chief executive’s salary. In our discussion we ask if freedom of speech should be restricted after Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb was called an ‘infidel’ in a video blog by an imam.

Top story

Ministers to review security services law in wake of referendum ‘no’


Dutch banker is first person to be jailed over Trump-Russia investigation

Finance minister plans to tighten rules on bankers’ pay

MH17 experts counter Russian ‘fighter jet’ theory

Police search for clothes worn by suspected assassin

Man ordered to remove elusive goldfish from stream in Arnhem (Omroep Gelderland, Dutch)


England football fans go on the rampage in Amsterdam again

Amsterdam ArenA officially renamed in honour of Cruyff

Discussion: ‘Hate preachers’ and freedom of speech

Imam who attacked Rotterdam mayor was not breaking the law, says public prosecutor

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