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The Netherlands is better prepared for hard Brexit than Britain, says Dutch PM
'I am still confident that we can come to an agreement this year and the Chequers proposal is helpful, but it is not the outcome,' Rutte said.
In Tuesday's budget presentation it emerged the government has set aside an extra €100m to prepare the Netherlands for Brexit. This includes the appointment of 900 new customs officials plus product safety inspectors.
Is Rutte to be trusted? The Dutch are phenomenally efficient busting drug smugglers, or so goes the news.

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by Cat on Mon Sep 24th, 2018 at 01:09:04 AM EST
No, not to be trusted on any matter! Foreign policy is aligned with the AngloSaxon alliance of NATO-USA-UK ... Mark Rutte repeats verbatim whatever the State Department spokesperson in the US states. In the aftermath of accidental downing flight MH-17 above the warzone in Ukraine that was clear from the very beginning.

In domestic politics, members of his conservative party VVD are embroiled in business fraud and cheating ... Rutte manages to get away with it. Rutte is a front for capitalism in The Netherlands and a fervent supporter of British Conservatives. I met Mark Rutte in front of my home once ... I fooled him by confronting him when he was loitering/nosing around cars in the street. Having "no idea" that he was the Dutch prime minister. He lives nearby and was out for a walk without close protection or bodyguards. ILMAO

Members VVD party and corruption

Hollow words ... listen to him!

Asked about a report stating European airports, Schiphol in particular, were not ready to deal with the change and that this meant the Netherlands is not ready either, Rutte said: 'I think we have made more preparations for a no deal than the United Kingdom has... But of course, there are many issues to be dealt with... and we are dealing with them one by one.'

Dutch election results underline Mark Rutte's survival skills | FT |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Mon Sep 24th, 2018 at 01:40:42 PM EST
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