Saturday 17 April 2021

DutchNews podcast – The Forum for Democrazy Edition – Week 48

Thierry Baudet. Photo: Elekes Andor (own work) via Wikimedia Commons

It began in the spring, died away during the summer and came back with a roar in the autumn. No, not coronavirus, but the disintegration of right-wing populist party Forum voor Democratie, which burst apart this week in a shower of resignations, poison-pen letters and video tirades, with a backing track of 80s disco. We do our best to make sense of it all and pick out the highlights, as well as ask what happens to the FVD vote. We also update you on more serious political matters, such as the ongoing global pandemic and the inquiry into the tax office scandal. There’s more ophef as the most famous circus act in the Netherlands encounter their arch-nemesis in court. And we ask who’s been out rustling steel horses at midnight in Katwijk.

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Ophef of the week: The Baron has last laugh on Bassie & Adriaan in court

News

Resignations and accusations abound as FVD row descends into open warfare

One senator quits, another tears into Baudet in latest stage of FVD row

Coronavirus infections still fluctuating, early Christmas holiday on the cards

Celebrating Christmas in groups is a major worry, warns RIVM

MPs call for action to save accidental Americans’ bank accounts

Steel horses disappear without trace from Katwijk meadow

Sport

Ajax still in the hunt for Champions League qualification after win over Midtylland

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