Dutch elections tomorrow. I think the Prime Minister Mark Rutte is right to warn about the wrong kind of populism personified by Geert Wilders. Just look at the disaster that Donald Trump is turning out to be for the USA.
I hope Rutte’s party wins.
The Dutch prime minister has urged his country to turn the tide of global populism in tomorrow’s elections but conceded that Geert Wilders, the far-right leader, could win the popular vote.
“There is a real risk that on March 16 we can wake up in this country and Geert Wilders is leading the biggest party and that will send a signal to the rest of the world,” Mark Rutte said.
“Remember the Brexit. We all thought that would never happen. Remember the US elections. So let’s not make that mistake again.
“These elections are crucial. Let us stop the domino effect right this week, this Wednesday. The domino effect of the wrong sort of populism winning in this world.”