House Speaker Backs Plan for Broader Immunity for MPs

15 01 2011

From NIS News Bulletin:

THE HAGUE, 13/01/11 – Lower House Speaker Gerdi Verbeet is backing a plea by Femke Halsema, the departing leader of the left-wing Greens (GroenLinks), who has called for more parliamentary immunity.

Halsema considers MPs should have immunity both in and outside the Lower House. Verbeet backs this plea. This is in itself remarkable, as both have often reproached Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders for his harsh language. Wilders is currently on trial for statements he made in the media.

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