By Isabel Conway, via the Irish Times:
A WEEK after formal negotiations opened between right-wing Dutch parties on forming a minority coalition government, and more than two months since the country’s elections, resistance is steadily growing among prominent backroom Christian democrats against the involvement of Geert Wilders and his anti-Islam party.
Up to 400 of the Christian Democratic Party faithful, with more expected to follow, have signed a petition calling on the Christian Democratic Appeal party to stop negotiating with Wilders’ PVV and the majority VVD (right-wing liberals), who are driving the talks for a minority government supported in parliament by Mr Wilders. Prominent signatories are reported to include mayors, former MPs and local politicians.
Meanwhile, via Gates of Vienna: Indonesia Looks Askance at Geert Wilders.