Friday 10 July 2020

DutchNews podcast – The Make Hay Not War Edition – Week 42

Photo: Molly Quell

As 8,000 tractors roll into The Hague, the DutchNews podcast asks if the farmers will reap a bitter harvest from their rolling protests against anti-nitrogen regulations. We also try to unravel the mystery surrounding a family of cultists found living on a remote farmhouse in Drenthe, find out how undercover flower investigators blew the lid on the black tulip scam, explain why Delft engineers’ hopes of winning a solar race Down Under went up in smoke and tell you why your neighbourhood is likely to be decked out in orange tat this summer.

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LINKS

Ophef of the week: Segers’ plan for Prinsjesdag roadshow stalls on the start line (NOS)

Top story

Family living in isolated farmhouse in Drenthe ‘were members of Moonies cult’

News

Delft solar power car burns to cinders near end of Australian long-distance race

Flops from Amsterdam: Investigation into tulip fraud finds 99% of stall flowers fail to bloom

Sport

Oranje labour to victory over Belarus to edge nearer Euro 2020 qualification

Bauke Mollema wins last of the season’s one-day classics in Lombardy

Discussion: The Hague fills up with tractors

Farmers serve breakfast and vow to continue protest as MPs debate nitrogen plan

Farmers’ violence condemned as four provinces agree to scrap nitrogen rules

Gridlock on Dutch roads as farmers stage latest protest (Courthouse News)

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