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Bart De Wever voor premier!

Frank Roels (2011) DEWERELDMORGEN.BE.
abstract
Two recent opinion polls show that Bart De Wever is the most popular politician in the Flemish region, and his nationalist party receives increased support (33%). In order to form a Belgian government, a center-right wing coaltion is preferable, with De Wever as prime-minister and without the socialists and Greens. This coalition could carry out the recommendations of the European Commission as well as the program of De Wevers party: modify automatic coupling of wages to the consumer price index, decrease pensions for those below 67, stop unemployment benefits after one year, reduce spending in health insurance, increase added value (consumption) tax, reduce corporate tax, restrict migration, a.o. Socialist parties and Greens are against such policy, and would commit suicide by carrying it out. Under a De Wever-government, I expect society will change towards more competition, exclusion, less social security, disappearance of safe jobs and public services but more support for corporations. Conflicts will increase because trade-unions will fight austerity and lay-offs, and in order to maintain their bargaining power. After 4 years the voters could then judge Bart De Wever upon his statemanship. However commercial media will largely determine the perception of the voters, and whether they understand who decided what, and the consequences. The left should urgently develop other means of communication.
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DEWERELDMORGEN.BE
DeWereldMorgen.be
issue
12 juni
language
Dutch
UGent publication?
yes
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V
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1260521
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1260521
alternative location
http://www.dewereldmorgen.be/artikels/2011/06/12/bart-de-wever-voor-premier
date created
2011-06-11 16:52:30
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2016-12-19 15:47:43
@misc{1260521,
  abstract     = {Two recent opinion polls show that Bart De Wever is the most popular politician in the Flemish region, and his nationalist party receives increased support (33\%). In order to form a Belgian government, a center-right wing coaltion is preferable, with De Wever as prime-minister and without the socialists and Greens. This coalition could carry out the recommendations of the European Commission as well as the program of De Wevers party: modify automatic coupling of wages to the consumer price index, decrease pensions for those below 67, stop unemployment benefits after one year, reduce spending in health insurance, increase added value (consumption) tax, reduce corporate tax, restrict migration, a.o. Socialist parties and Greens are against such policy, and would commit suicide by carrying it out. Under a De Wever-government, I expect society will change towards more competition, exclusion, less social security, disappearance of safe jobs and public services but more support for corporations. Conflicts will increase because trade-unions will fight austerity and lay-offs, and in order to maintain their bargaining power. After 4 years the voters could then judge Bart De Wever upon his statemanship. However commercial media will largely determine the perception of the voters, and whether they understand who decided what, and the consequences. The left should urgently develop other means of communication.},
  author       = {Roels, Frank},
  language     = {dut},
  number       = {12 juni},
  series       = {DEWERELDMORGEN.BE},
  title        = {Bart De Wever voor premier!},
  url          = {http://www.dewereldmorgen.be/artikels/2011/06/12/bart-de-wever-voor-premier},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Roels, Frank. 2011. “Bart De Wever Voor Premier!” Dewereldmorgen.be.
APA
Roels, F. (2011). Bart De Wever voor premier! DEWERELDMORGEN.BE.
Vancouver
1.
Roels F. Bart De Wever voor premier! DEWERELDMORGEN.BE. 2011.
MLA
Roels, Frank. “Bart De Wever Voor Premier!” DEWERELDMORGEN.BE 2011 : n. pag. Print.