News from the NOS•today, 20:28•Modified today, 21:38
The entire cabinet fled during the debate on the Budget Day documents due to comments from FvD leader Baudet. House Speaker Bergkamp has since cut him off the floor. He is no longer allowed to participate in the debate, he said.
Baudet began in her speech on Minister Kaag’s education at St Anthony’s College in Oxford, where she says Marxist students work and train spies, suggesting she may have been recruited by a secret service.
Finance Minister Kaag first protested to the president. He pointed out to Baudet that no personal attacks are being carried out, but Baudet continued, after which Kaag walked away, followed immediately by other cabinet members and finally by the entire cabinet. Compartment K was completely empty in one minute.
Check out the snippet here:
The cabinet leaves room after Baudet charges against Kaag
House Speaker Bergkamp immediately wanted to suspend for the dinner break, but PVV leader Wilders protested against. He believes that the cabinet, whatever is said, should listen to a member of parliament.
Baudet had already left the room. He had been given the floor before his turn on the list “due to positive urgent private circumstances”. Baudet’s wife is seriously pregnant.
At one point, Prime Minister Rutte returned alone. He said in a statement: “The fact that MPs push the boundaries of what is decent is part of the debate, but this has crossed the line. This is unacceptable. In consultation with the rest of the cabinet I will sit here again, but it all depends on what else is said “.
Bergkamp therefore wanted Baudet to take up his words about Kaag. He refused and roughly repeated what he had said earlier. Bergkamp then said: “I am interrupting you”.
This decision was supported by the majority in the House, although many MPs noted that they disagreed that the cabinet had fled. Labor Party leader Kuiken commented: “It has to be about people’s financial problems, and now it’s about this again.”
See the fragment with Rutte and Bergkamp’s reactions here:
Baudet no longer receives news after the accusations against Kaag
Outside the room, Rutte said she is aware that the toilet is a guest of the Chamber. The Speaker of the House is concerned about whether an argument is acceptable or not, not the cabinet, he said.
But what Baudet has now said went too far:
Rutte: There is a limit to what you can accept as a guest