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De Volkskrant - Netherlands | Friday, February 7, 2014

Wilders leading the Dutch to euro-free bliss

Dutch right-wing populist Geert Wilders presented a study on Thursday according to which his country would benefit from exiting the EU. Wilders is going to turn the Netherlands into a paradise, columnist Sheila Sitalsing jokes in the left-liberal daily De Volkskrant: "The study says milk and honey will flow, gold will glitter and the sun will shine eternally if the Netherlands leaves the European Union and starts using the guilder again. ... All the commentators and experts ridiculed the idea. ... Of course this is pure malice. Naturally the Netherlands can sign tough and profitable trade deals with China and Brazil all on its own. ... We're so big and important and relevant. When the government falls, Wilders will seize the opportunity and lead the Dutch people to a euro-free Valhalla."

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