Friday, June 30, 2006

Women and politics

I hear the weekend knocking on the door but first this: This morning our prime minister Balkenende had to go to the Queen to seek a dissolution of parliament. This came as most MPs were dreaming of another dissolution — the summer recess. Hah, no holidays here for a while. Dutch Diva's rule, parliament collapses!

As I said BEFORE, Former Liberal MP mrs. Ayaan Hirsi Ali (or is it Magan) "..leaves Holland with a trail of social political damage behind her ". Little did I know that the fire was only starting. Whoever said Dutch politics is boring and full of back-room deals should have watched Dutch television this week.

Mrs. Verdonk (yes, the one I wrote about over HERE) , who was hoping to be elected to lead the Liberals VVD, cast doubt on whether Hirsi Ali was a Dutch citizen. In fact she even proclaimed that Ayaan never was granted citizenship because she provided false information. Then she lost the elections.

Enter mrs. Femke Halsema, the leader of the green-left GroenLinks. She tabled a motion of no confidence in Verdonk which then was supported by mrs. Lousewies van der Laan, the democrats66 leader.

To make a long story short, result is that we now don't know if we still have a parliament.

I say these prima donna's broke the political glass ceiling for sure. Hell, they even broke down the entire building!

6 comments:

Gary said...

And each one has piercing eyes...

Granny said...

Just leave it to us.

Lesley said...

Lucky you! The women in government here don't seem to cause enough ripples. The people who hate Hillary Clinton think she does, but that is just because she exists and they hate her, she is just like the rest of them, deciding what to do based on polls.

Granny said...

Galoshes are rubber boots for snow and rain. I sent Gina a link to a definition.

Lindsay Lobe said...

It was reported over here your entire parliament was dissolved, as a consequence of a carried no confidence vote !! ....was that also later dissolved in tears ! best wishes

Ingrid said...

I guess I need to call my 'moeder'to get the full scoop (although you weren't lacking in a concise explanation)..wasn't it a Dutch research study that said that women are better in having meetings than men because they get to the point and men waste time yakking? Well, these women got to the point..woosh..clean slate..let's start over!
since I'm on this site I'm reminded I need a coffee(just got up)..unfortunately, no Douwe Egberts
Ingrid