The PVV at 10! Writing Dutch Political History One Insult At A Time
Today is a special day in Dutch political history: it is the birthday of the Party for Freedom (PVV), a party known mostly for its “firebrand” leader, Geert Wilders. Wilders entered Dutch politics as a member of the conservative People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), but left the party after his increased criticism had marginalized his position within the parliamentary faction. After a short period in the Second Chamber as the “Group Wilders” (a group of one), he founded the PVV – which still operates as part of the Foundation Group Wilders, with one sole member (Wilders).