Coronation Charles not interested in MPs: How British people are disappearing from the Hague’s radar

Charles’ coronation in London on Saturday? King Willem-Alexander is there and the Dutch people are glued to the television. But, barring a few, the MPs did not bother about it.

The coronation is a moment of euphoria and, given the close historical ties with the British, MPs can be expected to attend with joy and jubilation. But that is not the case. After the 2016 Brexit referendum, left-wing MPs in particular have lost all interest in Britishness. The attitude is more or less ‘they want to be on their own – let them figure it out’.

“Frankly, I’m not too worried about it,” says PVTA’s overseas spokesperson KD Biri. She admitted that she would look after her nephews and nieces on Saturday. She asked mother to come too. Fun, something fun together! But mom had a surprised look on her face. is it saturday Are you crazy! She sat down in front of the television to watch the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

Pathetic communication group

The House of Representatives has ‘contact committees’ for members of parliament who want to improve relations with the US, Germany, France, Belgium and the UK. Those first contact groups are thriving, but the group with the British is dying. It is noteworthy that the UK Committee has only one D66 member (Hind Dekker-Abdulaziz), the rest of which are right-wing MPs: Chairman Derg Jan Eppink (JA21), Vice-Chairman Kees van der Stoij (SGP), six VVD members (Judith Tylen, Pim van Strein, Ruben Braekelmans, Folkert Itsinga, Silvio Erkens and Roelian Kamminga), PVV member Machiel de Graaf and Vibren van Haga (Team van Haga).

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President Eppink is working hard. The team will already visit London a few times to strengthen ties with the British Parliament. It is not without meaning. When it comes to foreign affairs, everyone always thinks of the minister of the department with the same name, the prime minister and the head of state. But MPs can also play a role in relations. Less formal than ministerial contacts, but at least as important as oil lubricant in a bilateral relationship.




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