The President of the FVD political group in the Senate Paul Cliteur carries his chair with as of September over to fellow party member Paul Frentrop. He will focus on justice and security, and will also replace Annabel Nanninga, who is on maternity leave in the fall. She is spokesperson for immigration and asylum in the Senate.
For Cliteur, the chairmanship in the Senate fraction was difficult to combine with the work he still has to do at Leiden University before he retires there. And so Paul Frentrop temporarily takes over from him in the Senate.
The gentlemen are very happy in the Senate, despite the fact that they voted in favor of the institution being closed. “Of the 353 votes in the past political season in the Senate, FVD was 64 times against,” quoted from Elsevier. The Senate appears to be a source of ammunition for Baudet and Hiddema in the House of Representatives, because all kinds of crucial information in the fields of finance, pensions, the rule of law and European legislation is reviewed there.
Frentrop, as he is described in Elsevier, is “the former journalist / publicist and professor of corporate governance at Nyenrode, promoted on companies and shareholders since the VOC, was party chairman for a while and involved in the Renaissance Institute, the party’s scientific office “.
Cliteur thinks that in the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives on March 17, 2021, the Rutte cabinet (and therefore the VVD) will be severely punished for the agreement on the European recovery fund. The PVV and FVD warned about this much earlier and were against such an agreement from the start.
I think he’s going to be right. I think the awareness of the meaning of that agreement, and its consequences, must go to people. In any case, the bill ends up with Dutch citizens. Higher taxes, higher prices for products and services, less (social) facilities and perhaps a combination of the three (or more). We will experience it soon enough.
And maybe just before the elections a message comes out that the money has ended up in the wrong pockets. It will not be the first time. And this is about a few hundred billion euros. 219 billion of that goes to Italy, of which the economy consists of about 25 percent bad or unaddressed undeclared work, black trade and cash transactions. Such a European commission will not be able to monitor this, they can hardly do that in the rest of Europe.