NRC Handelsblad had an interview with Sigrid Kaag, the leader of D66 and the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. That should be a home game, because Kaag wants to make a turn to the left with D66 and ten times more asylum seekers to the Netherlands. Of course, the former Krant van Heldring thinks that is wonderful!
Still, the interview was shocking; a perfect illustration of the elite bubble woman Kaag in her own words. It is a wonder that the NRC suddenly realized that a newspaper should conduct journalism and not propaganda.
Here, Kaag appears to be a poorly programmed robot who links the Lesvos deal with versatile Netherlands.
Are we proud of the Lesvos deal? No, absolutely not “The Netherlands is very versatile,” says Kaag. This also applies to the city in which she lives and works, The Hague, the most segregated city in the Netherlands. “I mainly hear it from my children. And I know, because I used to live here too. If you are busy, you mainly go to the same neighborhoods. We are often blind to that. ”
[NRC] Have you noticed this in yourself?
“Yes yes yes, absolutely. It is not enough to say that you have coffee in another neighborhood on a Sunday. It’s about meeting people, being there. My children have a very strong feeling for The Hague. They often say: ‘Mom you have no idea what kind of city The Hague is’. They are right about that. I actually only go to other neighborhoods if I have a reason. ”
NRC asks… by…? And unmasks …
[NRC] Do you sometimes come to the Schilderswijk, for example?
“Yes, when I was just a minister, with the Secretary General.”
Kaag exchanges a look with her political assistant. Then, with her arms in the air, “The United Nations! Think big! ”
You campaigned under the slogan ‘new leadership’. What does that actually mean? “I said that it is about leadership to help the Netherlands out of the crisis, to build an inclusive society.”
And that top civil servant was right then: Kaag does not read her files. Example 1:
[NRC] You spoke of an “ambitious” program. D66 wants to build one million extra houses by 2035. Less than what is needed according to the ministry. Is that then ‘ambitious’?
“Eeuhm, well, I think members are going to amend that, to get to one million as soon as possible. Look, I have not set the date of 2035. ” Kaag looks at her political assistant.
[NRC] Do you distance yourself from that?
“No, it is just a practical observation. Those one million houses have to be done as quickly as possible. ” Another look at her political assistant.
[NRC] So 2035 is not ambitious enough?
“Well no. Ideally not no. ” Laughing: “It is not done for a party leader to submit an amendment to their own election program. This may be the moment when the party leader does. ”
[NRC] Another point: you argue in the election program for a wealth tax of 1 percent for people with assets above a million euros. Currently, the effective wealth tax is 1.58 percent for that group. Do you want a tax credit?
“Yes, you would say that. We have had it calculated at a detailed level, I have not yet seen the total calculation. “
[NRC] The cabinet wants a 1.9 percent wealth tax. Why then a halving?
“Well, I don’t have an answer to that at the moment. I have to take a look at… ”
She looks questioningly at her political assistant, who knows the answer: “We want one percent on top of that.” Kaag nods.
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