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Magere Hein

Posted Today, 01:22 PM

I know my opinion is a minority one, but as far as I'm concerned we'd rid ourselves of the monarchy.

 
Has this ever been a serious option. No-one in the UK seems to be up for the debate and the republicans have appalling timing.


Rougly 15% of the Dutch prefers a republic over the monarchy. No political party of importance has the republic on its wishlist. Conservative parties strongly support the monarchy and more progressive and liberal parties fear loss of votes when they make a party issue from it. When we consider that the king has no political power and minimal influence, he doesn't get much opportunity to dent popular support (some 75%).

There are some non-party republican movements, but they do little more than talk about it among themselves. So in conclusion: I don't expect to live and see the third Dutch republic.

Bibliogryphon

Posted Today, 12:53 PM

 

Just like to add my congratulations and best birthday wishes to King Willem-Alexander and all our friends in the Netherlands. http://www.dailymail...-Kings-Day.html
 
:party:  :birthday2:  :birthday:


Thank you, I appreciate the gesture. I'm not so certain the Dutch should be congratulated with all this. I know my opinion is a minority one, but as far as I'm concerned we'd rid ourselves of the monarchy.

 

 

Has this ever been a serious option. No-one in the UK seems to be up for the debate and the republicans have appalling timing.


Magere Hein

Posted Yesterday, 04:41 PM

Just like to add my congratulations and best birthday wishes to King Willem-Alexander and all our friends in the Netherlands. http://www.dailymail...-Kings-Day.html
 
:party:  :birthday2:  :birthday:


Thank you, I appreciate the gesture. I'm not so certain the Dutch should be congratulated with all this. I know my opinion is a minority one, but as far as I'm concerned we'd rid ourselves of the monarchy.

YoungWillz

Posted Yesterday, 01:32 PM

Just like to add my congratulations and best birthday wishes to King Willem-Alexander and all our friends in the Netherlands. http://www.dailymail...-Kings-Day.html

 

:party:  :birthday2:  :birthday:


Magere Hein

Posted 29 March 2015 - 02:13 PM

On 26 March Dutch baseball player and football player Hugo Walker died, aged 81.

Hugo_Walker_(1974).jpg

For millions of Dutch this face is unfamiliar, but Walker's voice isn't. He did football commentary on the Sunday evening TV sports programs Studio Sport. He's probably best known for his phrase "Komt dat schot!" ("There's the kick!").


Magere Hein

Posted 01 March 2015 - 07:21 PM

In all the excitement I completely missed that Prosper Ego died 23 January 2015. He was a propagandist for the almost-fascist right of the variety that prefers shouting and bullying to reason.

360px-Prosper_Ego_(1986).jpg

Nasty people deserve an obit too.

Magere Hein

Posted 29 January 2015 - 09:39 PM

Dutch news in the news. :scratchhead:

If he's from a hackers collective, why didn't they just hack into the live feed?  :scratchhead:


It didn't take long for rumours to fly about this young man being a confused student at Delft Technical U. Completely without sources, of course. The gunman's manners are spotless. Police press conference now.

Edit to add: 19 y/o man from Pijnacker, born in Zoetermeer. I know those places, they do strange things.

regards,
Hein

time

Posted 29 January 2015 - 09:32 PM

Dutch news in the news. :scratchhead:

regards,
Hein

If he's from a hackers collective, why didn't they just hack into the live feed?  :scratchhead:


Magere Hein

Posted 29 January 2015 - 09:00 PM

Dutch news in the news. :scratchhead:

regards,
Hein


Predictor

Posted 26 January 2015 - 11:13 PM

The Dutch-American actor Robert Boon (1916-2015) has died aged 98. He was born in Haarlem and died in California. RIP


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