Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Minister: Labor Party Fails due to Elitist Attitudes

Ronald Plasterk, Minister of Education (Labor), claims that the party has lost contact with the lower class neighborhoods because its leadership is made up of highly educated people. “We cannot keep saying that the multi-cultural society is a blessing when people can no longer understand their neighbors and see bags of garbage being thrown from windows.” He admitted that the party had lost many people to the right-wing Freedom Party. He also criticized former Minister Herfkens of his party because she had objected to living in an apartment with no view when she worked for the United Nations in New York. He added “Such people are far removed from our voters.”

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