This week’s podcast was recorded before news broke of the first case of coronavirus in the Netherlands. We examine how the country has been preparing as the disease spreads through Europe and ask the key questions, such as: is Brexit muppet safe? Elsewhere, there’s a withering exposé of tax avoidance in the flower trade, Dutch clubs are knocked out of Europe and ophef champion Thierry Baudet threatens court action over a TV show that said what he was thinking. Our discussion looks at why Mark Rutte and the Frugal Four hit all the wrong notes at last week’s EU budget summit.
Ophef of the week: Socialist MP’s ‘distracting’ outfit provokes heated Twitter exchanges (Libelle)
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Top story: Coronavirus
Discussion: Rutte raises Merkel’s hackles at EU budget summit
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