The leader of the Dutch Freedom Party (Partij voor de Vrijheid, or PVV), Geert Wilders, has vowed to continue to oppose multiculturalism, end immigration, encourage voluntary repatriation and deport criminal foreigners, at a news conference held recently after his party made huge strides at local elections.
Speaking after a media-created wave of criticism descended on him and his party after the elections, Wilders said that he had devoted his life to “telling the truth” about the “dangers of multiculturalism, Islamification” and nonwhite crime in the Netherlands, and that nothing would stop him now.
The press conference was called after the PVV won seats in local elections held on 19 March, particularly in the large town of Almere, where it is now the largest party. At the election celebrations, Wilders asked the crowd if they wanted more or less of the European Union (EU), more or less of the [Dutch] Labour Party, and finally, more or less Moroccans in the Netherlands.
To each of these questions, the supporting crowd repeatedly chanted “less.”
For this “sin”, the far leftist establishment parties have condemned Wilders, and the anti-Dutch media joined in and launched a massive smear campaign, attempting to frighten the less-experienced elected PVV members away.
Wilders has, however, stuck to his guns, and in his latest press conference, refused to apologize “for telling the truth” and vowed to continue doing so as long has he “has breath” in his body.
The local election results bode well for the PVV’s European election campaign, and indicate that the party is set to improve its representation in the European Parliament in May this year, as well as increasing its standing in the next round of Dutch parliamentary elections.
Below are videos of Wilders’ “fewer Moroccans” speech and his press conference afterwards where he defended his statements. Both have English subtitles for non-Dutch speakers.