Rutte was crystal clear on Friday, in a digital conversation with reporters from By Gelderlander: it does not change course. He called the PVV a leftist party, a copy of the SP, which is only right about migration. And there is no country to sail with Baudet, he thinks.
“No one can blame me for not trying to cooperate with the PVV. In 2012 I tried it. We were in a very fierce crisis: our national debt peaked, our unemployment peaked, our deficits peaked. Then Wilders ran like a Zoef de Haas out of the Catshuis. It was the moment when severe measures had to be taken.
“You cannot run away as a serious big party. And now when I read his program nothing has changed and it will happen again. In addition, in 2014, he made this statement about fewer, fewer, fewer Moroccans. Then you say to a whole group of people: I’m going to put you aside and I think it’s terrible.
He needed fewer words for Baudet. “If you now see that the foreman recently posted clearly racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic messages, then it becomes very complicated. I’m not going to sit in a cabinet with someone who spreads such racist and homophobic shit. I’m really not going to do this.