A series of scandals has rocked Geert Wilders' Freedom Party ( PVV ) in the Netherlands, putting the entire government coalition of Holland at risk of destabilization.
The first scandal centers around Eric Lucassen, a Freedom Party Member of Parliament who, it was recently revealed, was disciplined during his stay with the military for having sexual relations with two of his subordinates, and whose neighbors have laid allegations of intimidation and assault against him.
That this is coming up now means that Lucassen must have, er...neglected to mention these past indiscretions to the PVV during the party's candidate selection process - with these black marks on his record, he would have surely not been allowed to run for the PVV otherwise.
Say what you will about the charges, they don't look good for a sitting Member of Parliament. And this meant trouble for Geert Wilders - who was expected to mete out discipline in wake of these revelations about Lucassen's past - since firing him from his post was, unfortunately, on the table.
Why is this unfortunate? Well,...More >>