Disaster was averted this week in ‘city of bridges’ Spijkenisse when a metro train came to rest atop a sculpture. The government imposed a two-week ‘hard lockdown’ to try to stop the coronavirus second wave turning into a healthcare disaster. And a disastrous performance by a Rotterdam academic on Thierry Baudet’s TV channel went viral. All this calamity and we haven’t even mentioned a certain electoral contest. Meanwhile, Mark Rutte concluded a political saga that out-ran Soldaat van Oranje by announcing he will run for re-election as prime minister.
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