Bringing you highly unfriendly and subjective news from the Netherlands, here’s Abuzer van Leeuwen with your Daily Dutch News for the fourth of October.
As we love our animals – we truly, truly, hate our elderly. Aside from euthanasia numbers running higher every year we are also scheming to steal the pensions of our seniors (the people who built this country!) just so we can spend it on all of hedonistic stuff like affordable housing and education for all. Anyways, with baby-boomers all retiring in a few year, they are being represented in parliament by the 50+ party (we need a voting-threshold in this country). And representation they got! Henk Krol, the party leader and founder of the 50+ party and ex-director of the recently bankrupted ‘Gay Newspaper’ was making sure nobody ‘stole’ from the pension funds while being a general nag in parliament.
But like any homophobic turning out to be gay, like an anti-corruption governor taking money on the side and like a good Christian Democrat who fights for family values while cheating on his wife, it now turns out that Henk Krol was withholding pension payments from his employees back when he was still printing rainbow coloured newspapers.
Today the Volkskrant reported that Krol has not been paying premiums for the Gay paper staff between 2004 and 2007 and yet again neglected to do so in 2009; the sum of it all being a solid 5 digit number . In a statement on Friday, Krol said that it is impossible for him to continue as a representative of the people. ‘I can do nothing else but resign,’ Krol said. ‘My battle is over, my enemies have won.’
His enemies have indeed declared victory. The party was o a roll in the polls but there was a lot of infighting in the party. Apparently the Volkskrant got this information through the newly set up Publeaks which allows people to secretly send information to certain Dutch media outlets, allowing whistleblowers and snitches in general to put the dirt out there on whomever they’ve got dirt on.
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