The pandemic put paid to the usual Budget Day pageantry again, but the economic revival gave parties plenty of scope to embellish the balance sheet with extra cash for teachers, healthcare staff and new houses. The abolition of the 1.5 metre rule failed to bring a rapprochement with the hospitality sector over the compulsory corona check app. Leonardo di Caprio became the latest celebrity to sign up to the Dutch fake meat revolution. And as a hen changes sex in Zeeland, we ask if there’s more chance of a rooster laying an egg than the coalition talks producing a new government.
Ophef of the week: MPs and Jewish groups condemn Baudet’s ‘holocaust’ remarks
Budget Day news
It’s no yolk! Zeeland hen stops laying eggs and becomes a rooster (Omroep Zeeland, Dutch)
Ajax fire nine past Cambuur Leeuwarden to go top of Eredivisie (Football Oranje)
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