In this week’s podcast we try to unravel the logic behind the European election debate featuring two men who weren’t in the running but not the leader of the winning party, the blunder that led to hundreds of children being sent to the wrong secondary school, and the end-of-season football relegation play-offs. Duncan Laurence’s Eurovision victory inspires an archetypal Dutch discussion about splitting the bill, Erik Wiebes triggers rumblings of discontent in Groningen and another VVD minister, Mark Harbers, resigns in a row over statistics. We also discuss justice minister Ferd Grapperhaus’s plan to bring the laws on sexual assault up to date.
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Ophef of the week: Eurovision presenter burns Madonna and riles (some) colleagues
Discussion: Reforming rape laws
The current law explained (Dutch)
And if that was a bit heavy, here’s Tucker the labrador reacting to a head massager:
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