Thursday 18 August 2022

PVV again criticises lecture for being political

A second speech containing criticism of the anti-Islam PVV has come under fire from the party itself, the NRC reports.

Several days after a speech for Noord-Holland province was cancelled for anti-PVV content, Utrecht University officials have given assurances that a Remembrance Day speech will not mention the PVV.
Philosopher Rob Riemen is due to reflect on World War II in a speech on May 4 and has indicated he will warn of the dangers posed by PVV leader Geert Wilders, the paper says.
Riemen has previously likened the PVV to a fascist movement.
But following protests from local PVV official René Dercksen, who says it is ‘scandalous’ to use Remembrance Day for ‘political games’, the university issued a statement saying the party will not be mentioned.
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