London’s EU-friendly Financial Times, aka the Brussels Pravda, is the daily compulsory reading for Eurocrats and preens itself with its self-image as the sober voice of insight and wisdom on matters European. So it was that its view of what was likely to happen in the Netherlands’ 22 November elections was studied closely –especially as the normally politically boring Dutch have been showing unusual signs of bolshiness of late, notably their farmers’ rebellion against EU climate rules that threatened one of the world’s most productive and efficient food producers.
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