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#Geert Wilders

# geert-wilders - Thursday 16 March, 2017

'The Netherlands said 'stop' to the wrong kind of populism': Wilders set to be defeated in election
# No Brexit Moment
# No Brexit Moment

'The Netherlands said 'stop' to the wrong kind of populism': Wilders set to be defeated in election

Mar 16th 2017, 6:58 AM 17,956 Views 108 Comments

PM Mark Rutte easily defeated a strong challenge from the far-right Geert Wilders.

# geert-wilders - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Dutch voters have rejected Geert Wilders' play to be an anti-Islam Prime Minister
# Tried And Tested
# Tried And Tested

Dutch voters have rejected Geert Wilders' play to be an anti-Islam Prime Minister

Mar 15th 2017, 8:38 PM 23,580 Views 112 Comments

Current PM Mark Rutte has seen his off Wilders’ challenge comfortably.

'The Dutch Trump' and PM Rutte go head-to-head in Netherlands' elections
# Voting Begins
# Voting Begins

'The Dutch Trump' and PM Rutte go head-to-head in Netherlands' elections

Mar 15th 2017, 8:00 AM 9,772 Views 39 Comments

There is an intense media frenzy around the Dutch elections this year because of the anti-Islam sentiment linked with Brexit and the US election last year.

# geert-wilders - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Dutch leader urges voters to halt rise of the right wing in Europe
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Dutch leader urges voters to halt rise of the right wing in Europe

Mar 14th 2017, 6:25 AM 10,001 Views 100 Comments

The election will be held tomorrow.

# geert-wilders - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Explainer: Is the Netherlands about to take a big jump to the far-right?
# Orange Alert
# Orange Alert

Explainer: Is the Netherlands about to take a big jump to the far-right?

Mar 11th 2017, 9:00 PM 27,377 Views 94 Comments

Everything you need to know about this week’s parliamentary election.

# geert-wilders - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Dutch Muslims react as far-right MP threatens to close mosques
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Dutch Muslims react as far-right MP threatens to close mosques

Mar 5th 2017, 5:40 PM 25,259 Views 76 Comments

The 53-year-old Wilders has courted controversy with his hardline anti-Islam, anti-immigrant stance and his incendiary insults against Moroccans and Turks.

# geert-wilders - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Far-right Dutch MP says 'there is a lot of Moroccan scum' as he launches election campaign
# Geert Wilders
# Geert Wilders

Far-right Dutch MP says 'there is a lot of Moroccan scum' as he launches election campaign

Feb 18th 2017, 6:49 PM 16,985 Views 209 Comments

“Dutch people who want their country back will vote for us irrespective of their education or background,” he added.

As if we didn't have enough to worry about - here are five reasons why a GREXIT is back on the agenda
# 2015 Called
# 2015 Called

As if we didn't have enough to worry about - here are five reasons why a GREXIT is back on the agenda

Feb 18th 2017, 7:30 AM 21,703 Views 57 Comments

The will-they-won’t-they Greek financial crisis dominated the summer of 2015.

# geert-wilders - Monday 6 February, 2017

Dutch far right MP sparks fake news row after photoshopping rival into tweet with radical Islamists
# Geert Wilders
# Geert Wilders

Dutch far right MP sparks fake news row after photoshopping rival into tweet with radical Islamists

Feb 6th 2017, 10:59 PM 16,110 Views 78 Comments

The Netherlands is set to go to the polls on 15 March.

# geert-wilders - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Three elections that could cause a political earthquake in Europe in 2017
# Uncertain Times
# Uncertain Times

Three elections that could cause a political earthquake in Europe in 2017

Jan 7th 2017, 7:20 AM 21,051 Views 52 Comments

Observers say Le Pen can’t win in France, and that Merkel will return in Germany – but does anyone trust the polls anymore?

# geert-wilders - Friday 9 December, 2016

Right-wing Dutch MP found guilty of discrimination, innocent of inciting hatred
# Geert Wilders
# Geert Wilders

Right-wing Dutch MP found guilty of discrimination, innocent of inciting hatred

Dec 9th 2016, 11:35 AM 8,617 Views 140 Comments

The judges said there was “insufficient evidence” his words amounted to incitement to hatred.

# geert-wilders - Monday 21 November, 2016

Over 100 arrested at Dutch anti-fascist protest, as Geert Wilders trial proceeds
# The Hague
# The Hague

Over 100 arrested at Dutch anti-fascist protest, as Geert Wilders trial proceeds

Nov 21st 2016, 8:09 AM 11,490 Views 54 Comments

About 200 protesters had gathered for the demonstration, organised under the slogan “Stop oppression against anti-facists and anarchists”.

# geert-wilders - Friday 24 June, 2016

"Now it's our turn": Brexit sparks hope for Europe's far right
# Let Us Out
# Let Us Out

"Now it's our turn": Brexit sparks hope for Europe's far right

Jun 24th 2016, 11:46 AM 22,823 Views 97 Comments

There are calls for similar referendums across Europe.

# geert-wilders - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Dutch MP to air cartoons of Mohammed on national television
# Controversy
# Controversy

Dutch MP to air cartoons of Mohammed on national television

Jun 20th 2015, 2:31 PM 12,784 Views 128 Comments

Wilders said the broadcasts are intended to defend freedom of speech but he is well known for his anti-Islam views.

# geert-wilders - Monday 4 May, 2015

Two men shot dead at US Mohammed cartoon event
# Texas
# Texas

Two men shot dead at US Mohammed cartoon event

May 4th 2015, 5:08 PM 43,305 Views 324 Comments

The convention was attended by controversial Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders.

# geert-wilders - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Anti-Islamic, anti-EU, anti-immigration: The Dutch far-right leader who looks set to gain in European elections
# Geert Wilders
# Geert Wilders

Anti-Islamic, anti-EU, anti-immigration: The Dutch far-right leader who looks set to gain in European elections

May 18th 2014, 10:15 AM 15,373 Views 191 Comments

Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom is currently coming third in opinion polls ahead of the elections this month.

# geert-wilders - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Dutch vote to test EU popularity in tough times
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Dutch vote to test EU popularity in tough times

Sep 9th 2012, 9:23 AM 4,787 Views 23 Comments

As the nation heads into elections this week, observers are wondering which of the two Netherlands will emerge: the EU guiding light or the harbinger of European disarray.

# geert-wilders - Monday 23 April, 2012

Election on the cards after Dutch budget talks collapse
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Election on the cards after Dutch budget talks collapse

Apr 23rd 2012, 10:45 AM 2,163 Views 21 Comments

The prime minister is expected to tender his resignation today but remain on as caretaker until elections later this year after discussions over an austerity budget collapsed over the weekend.

# geert-wilders - Monday 5 March, 2012

Dutch politician calls for country to exit eurozone
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Dutch politician calls for country to exit eurozone

Mar 5th 2012, 9:52 PM 6,684 Views 74 Comments

Populist right-winger Geert Wilders has said the Netherlands should leave the euro – despite its triple-A credit rating.

# geert-wilders - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Pope and pictures: The week in quotes
# Said And Done
# Said And Done

Pope and pictures: The week in quotes

Feb 19th 2012, 7:00 PM 5,376 Views 3 Comments

“I got to give them kudos, cause they really stepped up and did the full monty thing and got naked.”

# geert-wilders - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

EU nations call on Dutch government to condemn far-right website
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

EU nations call on Dutch government to condemn far-right website

Feb 14th 2012, 6:42 PM 2,869 Views 18 Comments

The website, set up by the far-right Freedom Party, asks people to report central and east Europeans “for general nuisance, pollution and labour market displacement.”

# geert-wilders - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Far-right Dutch politician cleared of hate charges
# Holland
# Holland

Far-right Dutch politician cleared of hate charges

Jun 23rd 2011, 11:50 AM 362 Views 9 Comments

Geert Wilders had compared the Koran to Mein Kampf and faced charges of hate speech and discrimination.

# geert-wilders - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Anti-Islam Dutch politician stands trial for incitement to hatred
# Hate Trial
# Hate Trial

Anti-Islam Dutch politician stands trial for incitement to hatred

Mar 30th 2011, 11:41 AM 645 Views 0 Comments

The controversial politician is accused of inciting hatred against Muslims, after describing Islam as “fascist” and announcing: “there is a battle going on and we have to defend ourselves”.