Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 08:29
Coalition push CDA, socialists for support
Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) once again called on the CDA to take responsibility and support the cabinet more often during the NOS debate last night. "Participate again, this country has to be governed", Rutte told CDA leader Sybrand Buma, NOS reports. According to Rutte, as the CDA will not cooperate in making difficult decisions, there is only one conclusion: "A vote for the CDA tomorrow (today, ed) is a lost vote." Buma does not want to support the cabinet. "What has Rutte done? Saddled children with a loan system that is bad for the future. No, the CDA does not support that, no." Buma said. "You always say: The Netherlands has improved dramatically, but that is a sales pitch." The coalition parties also received only criticism from the SP during the debate. SP leader Emile Roemer accused PvdA leader Diederik Samsom of carrying a leftist campaign during the election, but the carries out rightist policies in the government. "People are not stupid, they do not believe you anymore." Samsom insisted that that is not the case, naming the new freelancer certainties and the employment of cleaners as examples. "That is all social policy, while you stand on the side. Yo u let us pull the chestnuts out of the fire,"