Lessons from Holland on Lib Dem strategy

May 29, 2014 10:48 am

A few months after the UK Coalition Government formed in 2010, the Dutch Christian Democrats (CDA) formed a minority government with our sister party, the liberal VVD. To get a majority agreement, the VVD-CDA coalition made a confidence and supply agreement with right-wing Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party (PVV), which set out a number of policy concession to Wilders, e.g. on immigration. That was a decision with huge impact: the PVV was about as toxic as it could get for many CDA and VVD supporters. The fall-out of that decision has some interesting lessons for the Lib Dems…

To continue reading Henk’s article on Lib Dem Voice, click here.

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