Prime minister denies lying but won’t reveal who warned him about Omtzigt comment

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte was fighting for his political life on Thursday afternoon after it emerged that he had mentioned the possibility of another job for a highly critical CDA MP during cabinet formation talks. Thursday’s parliamentary debate on the coalition talks debacle started and then were suspended after it emerged Rutte had discussed the position of outspoken Christian Democrat Pieter Omtzigt with officials after all. Rutte said earlier that he was not responsible for suggesting that Omtzigt could … Continue reading Prime minister denies lying but won’t reveal who warned him about Omtzigt comment