By Andrew Bolt ~
The (Australian) ABC spins the Dutch election result: “Voters in the Netherlands … have turned their back on the anti-establishment populist candidate Geert Wilders.”
Wilders (pictured) increased his seats from 15 to an expected 20.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte, of the centre right VVD, won the post seats 33, but still lost eight – and would have lost more if he had not increased his anti-immigrant rhetoric and confronted Turkey. He in effect took on some of the Wilders agenda.
The right-of-centre Christian Democrats got 19, an increase of 6.
Labor collapsed, winning just 9, a loss of 27, although the Green Left picked up 12.
There has been a shift to the right in Holland.
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.