Labour party stops boycott of anti-Islam PVV policy proposals
PvdA parliamentarians will no longer automatically boycott any proposal made by their PVV colleagues, but will instead assess each proposal's content before making a decision, PvdA leader Lodewijk Asscher announced. PVV leader Geert Wilders is pleased with this decision. "Good of Asscher this new road and as it should be: evaluate on content and nothing else", he said, ANP reports.
The PvdA decided in 2014 to no longer cooperate with the PVV in anyway after Wilders made a statement about wanting "fewer Moroccans" in The Hague during an election speech in the city. Wilders was eventually convicted of hate speech for that statement. The social democrats held to their decision to boycott the PVV until the parliamentary election last month.
On Tuesday the PvdA supported its first PVV proposal in three years - a proposal to make more money available for nursing homes.