Friday, January 16, 2015 - 17:50
Another PVV official resigns over Moroccan hate speech
For the third time in since late December a PVV party official resigned from the party. Jan Kerkhoff, a provincial parliamentarian in North-Brabant, dropped out of the regional section of PVV because of his dissatisfaction with the party line and his dissatisfaction with party leader Anti-Islamist Geert Wilders. This is not the first time politicians leave the party after Wilders' speeches. His Moroccon hate speeches have recently boosted the isolation of the party. "He teamed up with the largest nazi, Mr. Le Pen, in France and when a colleague in The Hague says we have to close all the mosques, I just think, what are we doing?" Kerkhoff said. Before Kerkhoff's departure, Marc Van Kampen (Gerlderland) left the group in late December and earlier this month Matthijs Jansen (Groningen) hopped off as well.