Geert Wilders

  • 16 Mar 2017

    The ‘Patriotic Spring’ promised by the Dutch anti-immigrant firebrand, Geert Wilders, has failed to flower, as the Netherlands handed election victory to the party of sitting Prime Minister Mark Rutte. He will now try to form a ruling coalition. European leaders applauded the result, led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who called it ‘a good…

  • 6 Mar 2017

    He’s a bleached-blond, anti-Islam, far-right politician who’s riding a populist wave… not Donald Trump, this is Geert Wilders, poised to make sweeping gains in next week’s Dutch elections.

  • 18 Feb 2017

    The Dutch general election next month shows all the signs of following a now familiar pattern: a populist movement rising up to upset the established political order. The far-right Freedom Party is on course to win the most seats and is appealing to an electorate ready to hear anti-immigration and eurosceptic rhetoric. Today its leader…