Geert Wilders

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 Dutch Party for Freedom  leader Geert Wilders in a bid to rouse the crowd,  turned to a reliable old bogeyman, Moroccan immigrants. Photograph: EPA

Has Geert Wilders finally gone a step too far? That’s the question that has riveted the Netherlands since the right-wing leader led a crowd of (...)

Dutch Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders speaks to supporters on election night in The Hague. First predictions indicate that the party has won the Dutch municipal council elections in the cities Almere and The Hague. Photograph: Robin Utrecht/EPA

A parliamentarian for the Dutch hard-right Freedom Party resigned from the party yesterday amid uproar over the way leader Geert Wilders led su(...)

Marine Le Pen and National Front  deputy Gilbert Collard hold glasses with champagne surrounded by journalists as they attend the presentation of New Year wishes to the media in Nanterre on Tuesday. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Marine Le Pen doesn’t want to reform Europe. It is, she says, “unreformable”. She wants to blow it up. Knock it down. Start over with “a space of c(...)

A passenger boarding a bus departing for western Europe at the central bus station in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Thursday. A survey in the Netherlands has found that six out of ten Dutch voters believe there are already “too many” immigrants from eastern Europe in the country. Photograph: Vassil Donev/ EPA

A new survey shows the traditionally liberal Dutch becoming increasingly right-wing on immigration, with almost two-thirds of the population of the(...)

Geert Wilders, leader of the Netherlands’s Party for Freedom, and far-right leader Marine Le Pen of France, address a news conference in The Hague today. Photograph: Toussaint Kluiters/Reuters

Two of Europe’s most high-profile right-wing leaders, Marine le Pen and Geert Wilders, finally went public today and announced the birth of a “histori(...)

Le Pen’s triumph
  • Europe
  • October 16, 2013, 01:00

Last Sunday’s resounding victory for Marine Le Pen’s National Front (FN) in a local election in the southern French commune of Brignoles has given the(...)

 Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Freedom Party. Photograph: Michel Porro/Getty Images

A row has broken out over four MPs of Geert Wilders’s Freedom Party who wore badges in the Dutch parliament this week featuring a well-known neo-Nazi (...)

A fan looks at Gareth Bale shirts on sale in the official store at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Getty

Who exactly is funding Real Madrid’s record-breaking €100 million purchase of 24-year-old Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur? Could it by any chance b(...)

Dutch deputy prime minister Lodewijk Asscher: warned of deep cuts. Photograph:   Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

The centre-left coalition in the Netherlands has reached agreement on a new round of public spending cuts worth €6 billion aimed at keeping the countr(...)

 Geert Wilders: As  he reinvents himself as champion of the Dutch “squeezed middle”, he claims it is the government’s “subservience” to Brussels which is causing damage to the country’s social fabric. Photograph: Koen van Weel/AP

It was an extraordinarily uncharacteristic outburst from smiling Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte last year, when he snarled at right-wing leader Geert(...)

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