8 Feb 2017

NEXIT? - NOT amateur radio

Will the Netherlands be next to swing to the right along the lines of the UK and the USA? According to the BBC this is possible.

Like many, I feel ashamed about the populist view of immigrants. The USA is a nation of immigrants. In the past the UK welcomed in true refugees such as the Huguenots and German Jews. Yes, there is a difference between a true refugee and an economic migrant. I hope this swing to the right is a blip. Basically a large swing to the right is dangerous. Think of Hitler.

In my view refugees fleeing war, famine, etc. should always be welcomed. These are desperate people who need our love and kindness. How would we feel if the "shoe was on the other foot" and we were the refugee?

The common thread in the UK, USA, The Netherlands and France seems to be a disillusion with globalisation and a wish to control who comes to a particular country, and the fall from grace of career politicians. All need to wake up or this move to the right will gather pace.  I am not a right winger, but I can see the common man at odds with those in power. There is a danger of nations turning inwards.

See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38891753 .


Paul Stam said...

Hi Roger, though the populist party of Wilders (PVV) will be the biggest in the Netherlands March 15, when we have elections, I don't think other party's will join him to form a government. There is a kind of Cordon Sanitaire. I hope the Dutch will stay in the EU. We have invest too long in EU. When we will go back to the Gulden instead of the Euro it will be a disaster. I hope we will not have the same mad situation like the USA under Trump. 73 Paul PC4T

Roger G3XBM said...

My dad dropped food parcels into Holland from the air at the end of WW2. You have a great nation Paul.