Several long-running sagas come to a head in this week’s podcast. Prime minister Mark Rutte and defence minister Ank Bijleveld face more tough questions over the deaths of 70 civilians in a bombing raid in Iraq. The tax office’s sledgehammer approach to families suspected of defrauding the child support system also comes in for heavy criticism. Meanwhile, decorated war hero Marco Kroon’s career is dangling by a thread after his confrontation with police during Carnaval season. And we ask the question that’s been on everyone’s lips: are you really breaking the law if you let your cat out?
Ophef of the week: Albert Heijn accused of bare-faced cheek over uniform policy
Headbutt could end war hero Marco Kroon’s career (AD, Dutch)
Discussion: What happened to Ivana Smit?
New Straits Times: ‘We had group sex but we didn’t kill her’
AD: Alex Johnson – ‘If they saw a video of Ivana jumping they still wouldn’t believe us’
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