March 18, 2023

NETHERLANDS: Dutch Farmer's Protest Party Historic Win Shock Dutch Vote Victory "Over Green Climate Change Obsessed, World Economic Forum Obsessed Rutte Totalitarian Government".🥳👏

FRANCE 24 English published March 16, 2023: Farmer protest party wins 'monster' Dutch vote victory. The Netherlands woke up to a political earthquake Thursday after a farmers' protest party won key elections, throwing the government's environmental policies into doubt. The populist Farmer-Citizen Movement (BoerBurgerBeweging) or BBB, which was only set up four years ago, is set to be the biggest party in the Dutch senate with 15 seats.
Sky News Australia published March 18, 2023: Dutch farmers win political battle but ‘the war itself rages on’. Webster University Assistant Professor Ralph Schoellhammer says Dutch farmers definitely “won the battle” as the Farmer-Citizen Movement looks set to be the biggest party in the nation’s upper house, but the “war itself rages on”. The farmers’ party was only set up in 2019 and won almost 20 per cent of the vote. “This is really a great success, we should not minimise it, but we should also keep in mind … the Dutch farmers are a kind of their own,” Mr Schoellhammer told Sky News Australia. “They are the Silicon Valley of agriculture, they are not like 19th-century yeoman farmers – they are very modern, industrialised, in many ways the best capitalism can offer.”
BBC News, UK
written by Anna Holligan & Paul Kirby In The Hague and London
Thursday March 16, 2023

A farmers' party has stunned Dutch politics, and is set to be the biggest party in the upper house of parliament after provincial elections.

The Farmer-citizen movement (BBB) was only set up in 2019 in the wake of widespread farmers' protests.

But with most votes counted they are due to win 15 of the Senate's seats with almost 20% of the vote.

"This isn't normal, but actually it is! It's all normal citizens who voted," said leader Caroline van der Plas.

The BBB aims to fight government plans to slash nitrogen emissions harmful to biodiversity by dramatically reducing livestock numbers and buying out thousands of farms.

But its appeal has spread rapidly beyond its rural heartland, on a populist platform that represents traditional, conservative Dutch social and moral values.

Shocked by the scale of their success, Ms van der Plas told supporters that voters normally stayed at home if they lost faith in politics: "But today people have shown they can't stay at home any longer. We won't be ignored any more."

A left-wing Green-Labour alliance is also on course to win 15 Senate seats, while Prime Minister Mark Rutte's four-party coalition is poised to fall back to 24 - down eight seats.

Turnout in Wednesday's vote, estimated at 57.5%, was the highest for years and the biggest loser of the night was the far-right Forum for Democracy party.

For rural voters, the main incentive for backing the BBB was to protest against cuts in nitrogen emissions, according to an Ipsos poll for public broadcaster NOS.

But voters also turned out in force for the Greens, and environmental groups warned that the Netherlands' problems were not going away.

"Restoring nature is just as necessary today and tomorrow as it was yesterday," tweeted Natuurmonumenten.

The run-up to the vote was dominated by the sight of farmers' tractors on the streets of The Hague and outside the venue that hosted a pre-vote leaders' debate.

Commentator Ben Coates described the result as "something of an earthquake in Dutch politics".

Although their policies are very much focused on opposing the government's environmental policies, he told the BBC most people would characterise them as a right-wing, populist party that was quite anti-EU, anti-immigration and in favour of banning burkas for Muslims.

Standing before supporters on Wednesday night, Caroline van der Plas wore her trademark green nail polish and a ring featuring an upside-down Dutch flag, a symbol of the anti-government protests.

The daughter of an Irish mother and a Dutch father, she lost her husband Jan to pancreatic cancer as the protests took off in 2019. She is unlike any Dutch party leader - and for many voters, that is her appeal.

She had to step back from public campaigning last year because of death threats. She was told the same fate awaited her as Pim Fortuyn, a populist leader assassinated days before the 2002 Dutch general election.

Speaking to the BBC during a visit to farmers in the rural east, she sprang to her feet in mid-sentence to avoid a bee, explaining she had been stung as a toddler and had been terrified ever since.


France24 News
written by AFP staff
Thursday March 16, 2023

The Hague – The Netherlands faced a political earthquake Thursday after a farmers' protest party won key elections, throwing the government's environmental policies into disarray.

The upstart Farmer-Citizen Movement (BoerBurgerBeweging) or BBB, which was only set up four years ago, is set to be the biggest party in the Dutch upper house of parliament with 16 to 17 seats.

The party rode a wave of protests against plans by Prime Minister Mark Rutte's ruling coalition to cut nitrogen emissions by slashing livestock numbers and possibly closing farms.

The Dutch protests garnered global attention and reaped international support, including from former US president Donald Trump and a host of far-right figures.

"The people have made their voices heard, and how," BBB leader Caroline van der Plas said as the results emerged overnight. "The coalition should take this very seriously."

Wednesday's Dutch regional elections -- which are crucial as they determine the shape of the senate -- saw the BBB win the most votes in at least eight of the country's 12 provinces with more results to follow.

Several Dutch newspapers described it as a "monster victory". The daily tabloid De Telegraaf headline said "Kabbboem" - a play on the party's name and the sound of an explosion.


The BBB tapped into wider populist sentiments, including people who felt ignored by Rutte, the Netherlands' longest serving leader now in his 13th year in power.

An upside-down Dutch flag became a symbol of their protest and could be seen flying on poles in rural areas across the Netherlands.

"The historic gain of the BoerBurgerBeweging is the result of many protest votes," wrote Marleen de Rooy, political reporter for the NOS public broadcaster.

"Our worries are not over yet, but at least we can fly the flag the right side up again," BBB party chairman Erik Stegink said in a tweet on Thursday.

Rutte's Freedom and Democracy Party (VVD) was beaten into second place, with a projected 10 seats in the 75-seat senate, with almost 90 percent of votes counted.

"It is not the win we wanted," Rutte said late Wednesday.

The results leave a headache for Rutte, whose four-party coalition took a hammering that leaves it well short of a senate majority and unable to pass legislation on its own.

Dutch media said the farmers were now headed for a showdown with a bloc formed by the environmental GroenLinks (Green/Left) party and the Labour Party (PvdA), which together also won 15 senate seats.

The BBB could work with right-wing parties opposed to the government's nitrogen plans -- while GroenLinks and Labour have complained that the proposals do not go far enough.


"Voters have left the government with a complex political puzzle," the leftist De Volkskrant daily newspaper said.

Both sides would demand "substantive concessions" to cooperate with Rutte, it added.

The farmers' leader Van der Plas -- who appeared on the front of several newspapers covering her mouth in shock with her trademark bright green fingernails -- immediately vowed to challenge the farms policy.

The Dutch government says it needs to reduce nitrogen emissions by 50 percent by 2030, blaming fertilisers and manure from agriculture in particular for pollution.

It says it must comply with a Dutch court order saying it had breached EU rules on nitrogen emissions affecting soil and water.

But the farmers say they are being treated unfairly compared to other industries.

Their cause has resonated in the tiny lowlands country that is proud of its farming tradition and its position as the world's second largest agricultural exporter after the United States.

Farmers have held months of protests, blockading government buildings with tractors and dumping manure on motorways. They also rallied in The Hague on Saturday ahead of the vote.

Meanwhile the far-right party that won the last provincial elections in 2019, the Forum for Democracy, lost most of its seats after its leader hailed Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "hero" and pushed Covid conspiracies.
Every reasonable proposal and everyone that is right of the Leftist psycho globalist NWO depopulation eugenics agenda is called "far-right". Classical Liberals are considered "far-right" to these lunatics. (emphasis mine)
Sky News Australia published December 3, 2022: ‘War against humanity’: Netherlands to shut down 3,000 farms.

Webster University assistant professor Ralph Schoellhammer says the Dutch government's plan to shut down 3,000 farms in a bid to comply with EU emissions standards is a “war against humanity”. Mr Schoellhammer said these decisions are made due to a “cultish ideology”. “We get the promises that ‘oh this is not going to be a problem, we are going to move to alternate modes of production’, be it energy or agriculture,” he told Sky News Australia. “In the end, it never works.”

I typed a transcript of the Rebel News interview with Eva Vlaardingerbroek for you below:

Rebel News: Many people in the United Kingdom and even in other countries they ask, "Why does this matter to them?" Why is this not just a Dutch issue? It's actually a worldwide issue.

Eva Vlaardingerbroek replies: It's a worldwide issue because it's a global agenda. It's a globalist agenda of control just like you just said. So if you realize what the real reason behind their actions is that it has nothing to do with nitrogen policies. But that it's a land grab and taking away your constitutional rights, property in this case. I've called it Climate Communism before and I'll stand by that. So that is not something that is going to limit itself to our little country. We're just a pilot country. We're the tester kid and then they're going to see how far they can push it with other countries. If they succeed here, it's just a matter of time til they're going to try elsewhere and well we're really good at forming. We're the second largest exporter of agricultural products in the world. So this is also going to affect other countries. We feed the world. So those two reasons. One is maybe more in the near future than the other. But they're both very very important.

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