What would you change if you were the Prime Minister of the Netherlands?

I would realise that in a democratic constitutional state with separation of powers, you cannot change something so easily.Perhaps I would make it clear to the electorate that politicians who promise to change everything (radically), either lying or wanting to break down the democratic institutions as it is now in Hungary, Turkey and Israel.

Just some things that get me to shoot inside.A prime Minister is president of the Council of Ministers and has less power than many think. Is meant by this question; What would you change if you had an unlimited power of attorney for what should happen in the Netherlands for some time?

My list:

-The next five years a moratorium on tree-felling, under penalty of high fines

-Stopping market operation in Healthcare

-Robust economic support for small businesses, discouragements policy for multinationals

-Stop subsidies on agriculture, farmers will produce again for the Dutch market.

-All diesels of the road, stimulate electric transport.

-Roundup and prohibit pesticides

-Border surveillance, short asylum procedures, and those that are offered by his, worker experience pathways and language lesson.

Now I stop, because how many people will read this for all that trouble?

As a prime minister, I have very little power of course.Legislation does it parlament. Perhaps I would have some influence on the foreign policy, at least on a rhetthe level. Especially if I could appoint a soulverwande like MivBuZa. No more licking the butt of the Saudiers but further trying to be friend with everyone. Especially China and Iran. Clearly taking away the US policy.

Anyway, if I would express my opinion on the necessary legislative changes, I do have some.I have to say that the Netherlands is a reasonably well-managed country so I would be much less radical than in, for example, the UK (where I also lived for a long time).

Political structure: First room to the trash.In addition to the reasons usually mentioned, one comes up: it is not good for the regional democracy that people simply vote on the basis of national considerations. Without the first chamber, the party-political relationship between the provincial states and the 2nd Chamber was broken and a genuine regional political discurs could take place. However, I wonder whether it is realistic that ordinary citizens develop opinions on both rural, provincial and municipal politics. So maybe the provincial states have to choose the local councils. I’m not sure.

Something else is that it might be good for political stability if another would be opposed to the 2nd chamber.Perhaps a deerdedeel of the seats divide at environmental election by the municipalities or something. But well, the environmental election I wanted to be right away. So Ikweenie.

Housing and housing market: In the long term, we must abolish all tax and subsidiary discrimination between renting and buying. If you suddenly abolish the mortgage deduction, half the Netherlands will naturally be under water, so it should all be gradual.Something else is that the mobility on the rented housing market is too small due to artificially low prices. I would like to liberalise it a bit in such a way that the released capital goes to the (poorest) tenants and not to speculators and owners. Basically neutralize the property value by leasehold O.I.D. and use the money to expand social stelses so that everyone can pay a market-based lease. Fixed easier said than done.

Social system: With the sharpening of the WAO criteria, the Netherlands is working reasonably well, but perhaps we have to allocate general basic income.In any case, it must be a reasonable requirement that the earth fall disappears. Everyone must be able to hold at least 30% or so of each meeting, after deduction of tax and grant discounts. The fact that your Rotterdam axle becomes more expensive if you no longer fall into a certain category. Should not be so difficult anyway. Basic income or not, there must in any case be a coordination of all income-dependent subsidies so that the poverty trap can be systematically tackled.

Labour market: Should be much flexibler.It is too crazy that it is so difficult to dismiss people (and to cancel the job yourself while retaining benefits) that many people are fake self-employed to circumvent the rules.

OV: Works well.So go on, hup Holland!

Utilities: Work for no meter.I do have to compete if it is reel and transparent, but de facto monopols must be able to take over the empire.

Care: The execution works nice but the verzering system is extremely poor and anyone who can see patient and care worker in almost every other country (except maybe US) how bad it is in the Netherlands. Abolishing, so.The British model is ideal but the Dutch borders are too open for a system that is not resistant to care turism. The Scandinavian model. Will save a lot of billion and frustrations in both patients and rescuers.

We Dutch like to complain, that’s just a general fact.I also know that some of the decisions that are currently being taken look like we are being squeezed to the last penny, but it is also often not possible for us to see what is behind such a decision because we cannot see the overall picture.

Personally, I had promoted the construction of social rental homes because more and more people find it increasingly difficult to find an affordable home.This also to counteract the competition of private hosts.

I would increase wages for teachers and nurse to counter the deflate within these professions.This allows us to simultaneously increase the quality within these two sectors.

Furthermore, I would like to promote the use of public transport to combat the long traffic jams.Every year, a lot is lost due to long waiting times in the traffic jam. There should be more buses and bus lines coming. Also, the prices of public transport should be down. I hope that more people leave the car at home. Maybe we can also use the waterways more with fast water taxis

The following matters seem to me to be very important:


  • Lower taxes.

Both the VAT rate and income tax should be radically reduced and simplified. We need to become attractive to businesses and thereby improve consumer purchasing power.

  • Fewer regulations.
  • Regulations are now often unnecessary. I am ready to set up regulations with regard to the environment, through our polder model. However, many other regulations must disappear.

  • Work needs wages.
  • We must encourage people to go to work. I therefore increase the control of assistance fraud. We also oblige people in the assistance to do public work, provided they can.


    • Further privatisation of healthcare in the Netherlands.

    The system is still extremely expensive, and just more expensive, because we are now with a half-private, half-collective system. Take care of further privatisation, but with a critical look at the general care system. Subsidies for the poor who can not pay care.

  • Reduction of the state.
  • This is of course linked to the reduction of taxes. The state should be less involved in the economy and the life of the individual. However, in its small form, the state should have an example function. People must have the freedom to do as they wish, but within certain limits.

    European Union

    • To remove the political side of the European Union.

    This will probably not succeed, but I will do my best to take some steps anyway. The European Union must confine itself to general market functioning in Europe; Don’t play the boss.

  • European Army is van der Zotte.
  • Dutch sons and daughters should never be forced by a supra-national government to fight somewhere.

  • No further enlargement of the European Union.
  • Defence

    • Expansion of the fleet with 2 new de Zeven Provinci毛n-frigates.

    These will permanently protect our kingdom in the Caribbean, as Venezuela becomes increasingly unstable.

  • Restoring our armor power.
  • The Netherlands must restore its strength in the field of armoured warfare as quickly as possible. Leopard 2A7鈥瞫 will be bought again.

  • Expansion of the Air Force.
  • The goal is to buy 60 F-35 aircraft at its time. This purchase will be spread over the years. In the long run, 15 F-35’s will be plagued Cura莽ao and Aruba.


    • Promotion of Dutch culture.

    History, Dutch norms and values and overall culture should be regarded as something we can be proud of.


    • To Australian model.

    Economic capacities and cultural backgrounds must be looked at. Dutch citizenship must be earned, and can only be achieved through the legal path. Stringent requirements in relation to integration.

  • Possible passage for ex-colonies, provided you meet the requirements.
  • The other countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands reserve the right to immigrate to the Netherlands.

  • People in the region.
  • Possibly army to keep certain shelters safe.


    • Education must remain accessible.

    Therefore, free public transport will continue to exist, and we will keep the subsidies on study.

  • Basic stock market remains away.
  • Loan system remains.

  • Priority for Dutch students compared to international students.
  • Other

    • To tackle Squers.

    Police and Marechaussee can be used for this.

  • Reduce health to a safety net.
  • Then we look at the extent to which we can replace certain aspects with voluntary organisations and insurances.

  • To enhance and protect freedom of expression.
  • Lelystad Airport is just going to come, of course.

  • If you have any questions, or remarks, I will of course answer them and then add them to the answer.I will also respond to requests, or specific issues, and add them as well.

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