You know there's change in the air when even the social democrats urge for a tougher stance.. :cute: I should include a column by one of the most famous blog writers in the Netherlands: Willem de Zwijger (William the Silent), an anonymous local left wing-politician with 'politically incorrect' views. :-o Here's my 4 am translation: It's hard to tell where it goes from here. It's still uncertain which way the new minister of integration will go, but I do think he's going for the "hard"-line of his party leader Wouter Bos. Knowing just how opportunistic and weak the policies of the social democrats are, that probably doesn't mean much.. but the resignation of Vogelaar seems to predict the final collapse of the 'old left' view on integration, assimilation and immigration. It remains to be seen whether or not it can save the SD from total collapse in the polls and whether or not it can appease the crowd enough to save it from falling into the hands of the real hardline-radicals like Verdonk and Wilders.