I am so pleased that the recent elections, in The Netherlands, have put to rest the consideration, contemplation and possibility that a right wing party headed by a person whose only remit is to eliminate Islam from the country, have made clear that extremism, nationalism and xenophobia is not on the agenda.
It was interesting to note the BBC reporters and other Anglo reporters who had scurried over to Holland to await the outcomes; as in, if it went right wing, then a Nexit (referendum in The Netherlands to leave the European Community) as they had in the UK, would make the European community weaker and the disassembling and deteriorating UK, stronger. Well, they scurried off with their tails between their legs because they had not reckoned on a more modern and more developed society, overall. France in its imminent elections will now take note, as will the rest of Europe.
I need not go into intricate details and bore you - it is about a more balanced and sophisticated overall political view which is clearly moving beyond what the UK can offer these days on a world political stage. Insularity and xenophobia becoming more rampant on the streets of the UK has been the direct result of a thirty year spell of right wing politicians and a highly limited media and political elite, whilst the polarisation between rich and poor grew alarmingly. The social infrastructure was starved. Then the elite blamed the immigrants for all ills.
I was genuinely concerned about what might happen in The Netherlands if they paid too much attention to the UK political world. But The Netherlands has a much more inclusive and social infrastructure - education and awareness is far more developed for the whole nation. And so it is proven. Roughly 80% of eligible voters participated.