SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The Dutch anti-Islam party PVV will not join the far-right European political movement launched by US president Trump’s former advisor Steve Bannon.
Marcel de Graaff, who leads the PVV in the European parliament, told broadcaster NOS in an interview that the project involves people whom ‘we absolutely do not want to work with’.
‘That is why we are explicitly distancing ourselves from The Movement,’ he said. In particular, Belgian politician Mischael Modrikamen ‘is making all sorts of political statements which we do not support,’ De Graaff said.
The launch of The Movement has twice been postponed and is now scheduled to take place in January. According to broadcaster NOS, other right-wing populist parties, including the Front Nationale and Sweden Democrats, have also said they do not support the plan. (DutchNews)