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Wilders lost big time; European alt-right on life support by Shitting Trotway - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:04:15 EST ID:cbhMfSls No.156712 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-netherlands-election-open-idUSKBN16M0MB

Don't go to the future's /pol/ right now, they're pretty suicidal right now.

>Dutch center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday by governments facing a rising wave of nationalism.

>The euro gained as the results of Wednesday's vote showed a clear win for Rutte, albeit with fewer seats than in the last parliament.

>He declared it an "evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit, after the American elections, said 'stop' to the wrong kind of populism."

>The result was a disappointment for Wilders, who had led in opinion polls until late in the campaign and had hoped to pull off an anti-establishment triumph in the first of three key elections in the European Union this year.

And to keep everything on topic for 420chan, HUGE GAINS for drugs legalization parties. We might see a country-wide legalization-and-taxation of cannabis soon. Oh yes brother.
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Phoebe Blondertut - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:46:44 EST ID:QHTUfM2D No.156713 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>156712
yes, we remain an uninteresting country ruled by centrist christian democrats and yuppie liberals.
and nothing of value was lost.
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Molly Blummlefoot - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:01:18 EST ID:BbZVAod5 No.156715 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I mean, unless he magic'd his way to getting more than 50% of the vote he was fucked regardless. None of the other parties were willing to form a coalition with him.
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Walter Hiddletick - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:34:41 EST ID:aIivaRsS No.156716 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156715
Its power, if he has the right to form the government, they'd hold their nose and dive in.
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Charlotte Turveyforth - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:42:54 EST ID:okcxXpDl No.156722 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156716
Very doubtful, they'd be rekt in the next election if they did that.
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Shitting Trotway - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:21:59 EST ID:cbhMfSls No.156725 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156716
No one likes Geert Wilders and the PVV. It pretends to be rightwing by trying to ban legal/semi-legal drugs, going after islam, yelling about immigrants a lot, and then it takes a 180 degree turn to the left when it comes to shit like welfare etc.

They created a populist program that targets the lowest-educated and the lowest-income and/or no income voters. Automatically means that everyone hates them.

Basically Geert Wilders is a fucking cunt who earns 144000 euro a year doing jackshit.
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Charlotte Turveyforth - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:42:36 EST ID:okcxXpDl No.156733 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156725
Sounds just like the Sweden Democrats.
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David Wanningford - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:38:14 EST ID:mFK5yRIO No.156734 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dude watching them last night and early morning was hilarious.

Thread titles like

>HERES SIX WAYS WILDERS CAN STILL WIN THE ELECTION

LOL
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Angus Shittingman - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:32:38 EST ID:aIivaRsS No.156736 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156734
They also seem to fundamentally misunderstand that European election systems are made so a single party can't clean sweep it.
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Angus Bronningdale - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:52:34 EST ID:lYEV514W No.156739 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156736
America needs this...
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Nigel Deckleworth - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:16:52 EST ID:HMEEQJnF No.156740 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, he lost, but he got the second highest number of votes and his party gained seven seats. No one really thought that he would win, but the party itself still enjoyed some amount of victory. You guys are acting like they completely flopped, and they didn't.
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Edward Poffinghetch - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:58:30 EST ID:ojjwPRrO No.156747 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156740
you seem to sit on the other end, trying to play this as a great success. it's not.
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Edwin Clingercocke - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:07:48 EST ID:cbhMfSls No.156749 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156740
Not really. He got about as many votes as the CDA (centist christian-democrats) and the D66 (which are kind of like ultra-pragmatic progressive left-or-right-depending-on-context weirdos typically on the right side of economics and left side of social matter) and the CDA and the D66 were tiny in previous elections.

And remember, Geert Wilders was supposed to become the biggest party in almost all polls. He was supposed to grab like 40 seats or something the last time I kept up with the pre-election polls.
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Nigel Deckleworth - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:09:30 EST ID:HMEEQJnF No.156751 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156747

I actually don't know too much about him, and from what little I did know he seemed like a jerk. I also didn't say that this was a huge victory; I honestly didn't think it was going to matter too much. The Netherlands is a lot more restrictive when it comes to immigrants than Germany or Sweden and they became a bit more restrictive because most of the other parties realized that letting massive amounts of certain types of people wasn't going to fly anymore.

Hell, even some Trump supporters didn't like Wilders. They thought that he was too extreme. I'm generally conservative socially but I don't really favor either side because I feel that politics is mostly about who gets to obtain the most money. And I don't think that opinion is inaccurate.
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Frederick Danderwill - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:48:40 EST ID:okcxXpDl No.156753 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156739
The people who benefit from your current system would probably have to formally implement it... Ask the Brits how that went.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_Alternative_Vote_referendum,_2011
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Reuben Senningtig - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:21:11 EST ID:O+Tn+tk4 No.156788 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156751

>I don't really favor either side because I feel that politics is mostly about who gets to obtain the most money. And I don't think that opinion is inaccurate.

Distributing resources towards different things is literally what politics is all about, and the prime function of any government. Unless I misunderstood your post, you're pretty much saying something analogous to: "I consider myself a sailor but I don't really favour sailing because I feel that sailing is mostly about going from A to B in a sailboat on a large body of water".

nb
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Samuel Ninkinpune - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:54:14 EST ID:HMEEQJnF No.156793 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156788

I meant in terms of personal wealth.
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Ian Meddleford - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:48:25 EST ID:4S8JJgkK No.156982 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156753
I remember the mainstream media just shitting on this nonstop
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Nathaniel Blytheson - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:33:34 EST ID:mM9fZu54 No.157004 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156982
Yeah, the British public are generally quite shockingly oblivious to just how deeply entrenched the establishment narrative is in their media, especially the BBC.
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Edwin Brumblehitch - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:54:51 EST ID:4S8JJgkK No.157006 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157004
The BBC have been establishment shills for the goverment ever since the Iraq Dossier scandal
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Fuck Hennerchadge - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:43:38 EST ID:mM9fZu54 No.157019 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157006
Way longer than that tbh.
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Cornelius Mankindock - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:01:48 EST ID:Il6+YHGF No.157023 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157006
I mean, when the government owns them, runs them, and foots their bill, what do you expect, them to be some kind of anti-government radicals?
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Clara Cheffingstodge - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:17:27 EST ID:cbhMfSls No.157024 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157023
I dunno how the BBC works, but here in the Netherlands, the Dutch government-run broadcasting is pretty neutral with a pretty sharp critical bend.

The government got motherfucking grilled by the NPO for trying to obfuscate the whole chrome-6 scandal and the NPO caused a major upheaval in the higher-up structure of the police force when journalists got hold of files showing corruption and a culture of excessive partying among the top brass and management.
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Fanny Crellyheck - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:48:54 EST ID:lYEV514W No.157025 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157024
>chrome-6 scandal

I'm calling bullshit!
I am pretty sure Chrome-6 Scandal is an anime about giant fighting french maid robots....
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Jack Bemmerville - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:04:05 EST ID:Cle0RXPM No.157027 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157023
Actually the bill is footed by everyone who watched TV. But yeah the government can still threaten their right to funding and they are basically just shills now. They actually suggested their licensing arrangement be reviewed out of sync with the election cycle so they could be more indepedent recently. The governments response was basically
>can anyone hear anything? No I thought not.
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Fanny Crellyheck - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:21:52 EST ID:lYEV514W No.157029 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157027
Isn't the BBC funded by TV licenses?
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Hamilton Blummerspear - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:50:11 EST ID:lWlEy1EO No.157034 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>156736
Here's an image with a projection of the results if the Netherlands used the US system of voting, compared to the actual results.
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Archie Wangerfield - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:42:27 EST ID:iTeksKaa No.157035 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157029

Yes, in addition to other things, like selling original content to other stations across the world and also they have international channels world wide which show adverts, in Australia for example you have BBC Knowledge and BBC UKTV, im also pretty sure there is a bbc america and so on so forth.

So its not only funded by the tv licences, its run more like fox or nbc universal.
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Ernest Clayshaw - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:28:34 EST ID:cbhMfSls No.157037 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157034
Goes to show how bullshit district systems are.

People with political opinions that differ from the majority in their area are just throwing their votes away. It's fucking retarded.
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Cyril Nicklecocke - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:43:01 EST ID:lYEV514W No.157038 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157035
Oh, yeah BBC America is very much a thing. So is their 24hour BBCNewsWorld channel.
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David Fumblefoot - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:00:27 EST ID:okcxXpDl No.157057 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157037
It's great for creating a two-party plutocracy though.
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James Pucklewell - Sun, 02 Apr 2017 01:31:44 EST ID:fIz9xdLH No.157089 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157038

I very seldom watch TV, but every time I turn to BBC America in the US, it's Star Trek TOS and TNG reruns. Not that I'm complaining or anything, I just figured those Brits would be more aggressive in hawking their bottom-tier Dr. Who bullshit rather than showing actually good sci-fi like Star Trek.


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