VVD sides with far right to stop council wardens wearing headscarves

The ruling VVD has sided with far right opposition parties, and the Socialists, to pass a motion banning local council wardens from wearing headscarves. The motion was drawn up by the anti-immigration PVV following the news that Utrecht city council is planning to allow its wardens to wear head scarves and Jewish yarmulkes. The motion says that current police regulations, which call for ‘lifestyle neutrality’ should also apply to the wardens. The police code of conduct states that police officers … Continue reading VVD sides with far right to stop council wardens wearing headscarves