Dutch Anti-Globalist Farmer Movement Now Largest Party in Senate

The Farmer-Citizen Movement gained 17 Senate seats.

  • BoerBurgerBeweging (Farmer-Citizen Movement, BBB) gained more seats than expected in the Dutch Senate, now comprising the largest party with 17 seats.
  • The BBB had no Senate seats prior to the March 15th elections.
  • BBB leader Caroline van der Plas said on broadcasting station Radio 1, “Nobody can ignore us any longer,” adding that “Voters have spoken out very clearly against this government’s policies.”
  • The BBB was founded in October 2019 after farmers protested in response to Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s attempts to implement limits on nitrogen fertilizers.
  • Rutte’s goal was to cut nitrogen emissions in half by 2030 per regulations from the European Union, forcing farmers out of business.
  • The regulations serve as a push towards climate change alarmism.
  • Dutch farmer commentator Eva Vlaardingerbroek suggested to Breitbart that the Netherlands is a “pilot” country for the globalist Great Reset, an agenda spearheaded by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
  • Prime Minister Rutte is “very deeply involved in the World Economic Forum [and] a great proponent of all the ideas laid out in the 2030 Agenda and the Great Reset,” the Dutch commentator said.
  • “It’s all related, all these policies are out of those institutions and they are being implemented in our country first, we are sort of the pilot country together with Canada for this agenda,” Vlaardingerbroek added.
  • In France, farmers recently protested over President Emmanuel Macron’s new policy banning neonicotinoid insecticides for sugar beets. Neonicotinoids are also banned by the European Union.
  • The farmers assert that withholding neonicotinoids make beet plans susceptible to virus yellows, a plant pathogenic virus.
  • Minister of Agriculture Marc Fesneau spoke with some of the farmers during the protest and is planning to have another meeting with beet representatives to “present a plan of action and support in response to the European decision.”