House of Representatives wants the president to intervene more quickly in the event of threats and intimidation

House of Representatives wants the president to intervene more quickly in the event of threats and intimidation

The ‘court event’ that took place in November in particular sharpened debates in parliament about the limits of freedom of expression. The role of chairman Vera Bergkamp was also discussed. Some parties felt that they should have intervened more vigorously.

“Total madness”

“The forum also contributes to the spiral of violence here in parliament,” says Jesse Klaver, leader of GroenLinks. “We do not accept such destructive activities.”

Various parties have criticized the Forum’s absence from many debates, including most morality debates. SP MP Renske Leijten: “Two minutes before his own contribution, Van Meijeren enters the room to start his tirade. I’m not going to listen to this.” said. “It’s just crazy,” thought Caroline van der Plas of BoerBurgerBeweging (BBB).

Set the rules

D66 and ChristenUnie have submitted a proposal to change the rules of the chamber. The majority of parliament supports this plan. MPs who intimidate or threaten MPs in debates should instead be removed from the room. If necessary, they should be able to be excluded from the meeting. The President of the House of Representatives should have this power.

Source: RTL

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