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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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

There are calls for similar referendums across Europe.

# geert-wilders - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Dutch MP to air cartoons of Mohammed on national television

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

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’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

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

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

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 This post contains images

Pope and pictures: The week in quotes

“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

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

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

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”.