Today, the Wall Street Journal Europe published an op-ed article written by PVV-leader Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen, the leader of Front National in France, Heinz-Christian Strache, the leader of the Freedom Party in Austria, and Matteo Salvini, the leader of the Northern League in Italy.
The four authors argue that the nations of Europe need to restore their democracies by reclaiming their national sovereignty.
According to De Stemming, the monthly political poll of EenVandaag (Dutch public television), conducted by research bureau GfK, the PVV gains seven seats this month and is now virtually the biggest party in the country.
Never before has the party of Geert Wilders had as many seats as this month. Coalition parties VVD and PvdA each lose one seat and respectively have 23 and 11 seats now. As a result, the PVV is now as large as both coalition parties combined.
If we look at the electorate that did not vote PVV last month and does so now, it is clear that the movement in the direction of Wilders’ party has one single cause: the flow of refugees heading for Europe and the Netherlands, and the problems resulting from this. The participants of the poll indicate that they are very worried by this and they refer to incidents in the past weeks surrounding centers for asylum seekers and municipalities where refugees are housed. Three months ago, the voters who now flock to PVV were supporting other parties: VVD, but also SP, PvdD, 50plus and CDA lose voters to Wilders.
Please click on the link to read the full article on Eenvandaag.nl (in Dutch):
Watch the award-winning debate from Geert Wilders, about the European refugee crisis, during the parliamentary debate about the cabinet’s plans for next year (with English substitles):