Questions by Geert Wilders, Harm Beertema and Martin Bosma (PVV MPs) to the Prime Minister’s Office about the statements of the King on the EU
Are you aware of today’s speech by the King in the European Parliament, which indicates that he is opposed to Brexit by stating that “the European bouquet is incomplete without the English rose”? Is it correct to conclude from these words that the King is opposed to a possible exit of the United Kingdom from the EU?
Exclusive: Britain 'could liberate Europe again' by voting for Brexit and sparking populist revolution
Britain could “liberate Europe” for a second time in a century by voting for Brexit on June 23, triggering a “patriotic spring” across the continent and an outpouring of populist discontent against Brussels, Geert Wilders, the right-wing Dutch populist, has claimed.
In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Mr Wilders – a fiercely nationalist, anti-Islamic politician whose Party for Freedom is currently topping the polls in the Netherlands – said that the populist “genie was now out of the bottle”, and could never be put back in.
“Like in the 1940's, once again Britain could help liberate Europe from another totalitarian monster, this time called ‘Brussels’. Again, we could be saved by the British,” he said in his heavily fortified office in The Hague where an oil painting Winston Churchill and a Telegraph front page of Margaret Thatcher hang on the walls.