Although I agree with the rejection of the supposed intention of the PVV-website - it is quite odd that nowhere in the text of the PVV-site is there a reference to or call for discrimination. I might be wise for commenters to translate the site of the PVV into their own language. What I really abhor is the fact-free-politics most MEP's have shown when considering this case. The quite silly and missing-the-point resolution of the EP did and will do absolutely nothing but help chairman Wilders in his surge for power.
According to Dutch law (and, for that matter, law in most EU countries) there is no prohibition against asking for negative experiences. In this case: are there jobs that could have been done by Dutch living on welfare? What Rutte most likely doesn't want, is to help Wilders by drawing attention - positive or negative - to the PVV. Furthermore: this is the site of a political party, not the site of our government. Reflecting on this site means that it can be asked of our PM to reflect on any site that is politically sensitive. Previous actions of the EP have shown that the it is on a disputable path of interventions in national affairs, thereby, destabilising the political situation in member states.
The arrogance of conveniently 'forgetting' that our PM will come to your (quite pointless) debate but at a later moment. The EP has only power to politely invite. It all points to the fact that this has more to do with political powerplay, than with concern for the European project. And why not invite Wilders himself? It is quite odd that you incriminate the whole of the Netherlands, instead of interrogating the real villain. It will only fuel the already quite negative attitude in the Netherlands towards the failing European project.
A.J. Stoffels - Leiden, Netherlands
The PVV and Mr Wilders thank you as they are up two seats in the latest poll, while they were on a slow but steady decline before this EP soap opera began. I won't repeat all the factual mistakes in the EP position and of Mr Rutte's position but be clear to say that this has done absolutely nothing but help and boost Mr Wilders' popularity. In the Netherlands any discrimination or racism or group hate is banned by law.If the website of the PVV is discriminatory as the EP claims then a judge in the Netherlands would have it taken offline.The EP should not attempt to confront the PVV as they come out the loser and Mr Wilders the winner.
Roland - Velsen , Netherlands
I find it odd that euro politicians always claim that massive immigration is adding to a countries GDP, they never mention the loss to the countries losing their expensively trained professionals or the rise in the stress on social services and increasing unemployment rates in the richer countries. Overall the freedom of movement forced on to us by politicians, without a mandate to do so, has caused more problems than the advantages claimed by these self serving politicians. These days, when things go wrong the phrase lessons will be learned is rolled out.
Well, it seems that the lessons learned from the causation of the Second World War haven't been learned. How long will it be before the disenfranchised unemployed of a country start to blame the mass influx of foreigners taking their jobs and getting free housing and money from the state begin to start to hate the intruders and blame them for everything that is wrong in their lives.
This sort of race hate is always just below the surface, and no matter how much people tell us we are Europeans - we are very different nations, and always will be.
Barry Davies - United kingdom
Our European values. What, pray, are they? I travel around Europe and no-one has ever been able to tell me.
Istro_German - Mainz
Factor in the bad side, Jo, such as crime, the lack of knowledge of language, not caring less about our laws etc. It's the bad immigrants that get people angry. Many groups do not want to integrate.