Monday 23 May 2022

PVV attack home affairs minister over Amsterdam republic comments

Kajsa Ollongren listens as Martin Bosma speaks. Photo: Phil Nijhuis / HH

Home affairs minister Kajsa Ollongren should be jailed for 30 years for calling on Amsterdam to break away and form a republic if the PVV came to power, party MP Martin Bosma said on Wednesday.

In a 20 minute speech during the debate on the home affairs ministry budget, Bosma referred to comments made by Ollongren when she was deputy mayor of Amsterdam.

‘Time after time, she has called for an independent Amsterdam,’ Bosma said. ‘She is making a fool of democracy.’ D66 supporters, he said, consider PVV voters to be anti-social elements and want nothing to do with them.

In accordance with the law, Bosma said Ollongren should either be jailed for life, or for 30 years for encouraging the capital to go it alone.

The PVV has already put forward a motion of no confidence in Ollongren because she is a dual national.

According to the Parool, Ollongren replied by accusing Bosma of spreading fake news. ‘Bosma shows a lot of interest in me personally but not in my portfolio,’ she said. ‘I really can’t take this seriously’.

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