By Andrew Bolt ~
Here is the graphic that shows why the famously liberal Dutch are turning strongly against more immigration. It’s not just the terrorism but the rampant welfarism, particularly of immigrants from Muslim countries.
There are 3.8 million people in the Netherlands with a migrant background out of a population of around 17 million. About 2.1 million people are migrants with a non-Western background, while 1.7 million are migrants with a Western background.
The anti-immigrant push has been led by the VVD party of Geert Wilders, who has picked up a huge surge of support as Labor’s vote plummets.
But this is what the polls show now, with PvdA – the Labor party – plummeting and Wilders’ anti-immigrant VVD rising:
But Wilders has also pushed Prime Minister Rutte to harden up as well to save his job in next week’s election:
By centering the political debate on immigration and the failures at integration, Wilders has also pushed mainstream parties to woo the right. In an open letter in newspapers in January, Rutte wrote that people who refuse to adapt Dutch values should “act normally or leave.”
Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.