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Submitted by myth (Germany), Feb 23, 2010 at 16:47

Wilders' own website publishes an interview with Dutch paper telegraaf 23.02.2010. http://www.pvv.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2599&Itemid=1

I cannot find the interview on www.telegraaf.nl , maybe it is published in print only. The interview is in dutch and contains no question with respect to the trial. I select one question and answer in which Wilders explains how freedom-of-speech translates to the job of prime minister: quote

: Loopt u daarbij niet binnen de kortste keren vast op allerlei Europese regels die bijvoorbeeld strenge Nederlandse immigratiewetten in de weg zouden staan? "Als iets niet kan, moet je naar Europa gaan om dat te wijzigen. En als dat niet lukt, zeg het verdrag op! We kunnen veel verder gaan dan dat we denken." Dat levert internationaal toch schade voor Nederland op? Wordt u niet gedwongen om uw toon aan te passen als u in het kabinet zit? "Het zou heel goed zijn als Nederland eens een premier had, die zegt waar het op staat. Die de taal van het volk spreekt, de problemen benoemt. Een premier die niet alleen met meel in de mond praat, maar zegt wat er niet deugt en er wat aan doet." endquote:

I translate this as: Don't you come to a standstill in no time with european legislation, that would for example get in the way of strict dutch immigration laws ? If this cannot be done, you must go to Europe to change them. If that does not work, terminate the treaty! We can go much further than what we think. That leads to damage for the Netherlands, doesn't it ? Are you not obliged to adjust your tone if you sit in cabinet ? It would be very good if The Netherlands had a prime (minister) who speaks his mind. Who speaks the language of the people, names problems. A prime (minister) who does not only talk *with flour in his mouth (literal translation)* but who says what is of no use and does something about it.


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