Both the Russian AND Dutch governments ALL just resigned today!

1. RUSSIA’s entire government has resigned as Vladimir Putin plans a massive constitutional shake-up.

***UPDATE: RUSSIA STORY IS FROM JAN 15 2020!***

The shock move is seen as part of Putin’s efforts to carve out a new position of power for himself to stay at the helm after his current term as president ends in 2024.

It was announced today by the president’s right-hand man, PM Dmitry Medvedev, who said it would give Putin room to carry out the changes he wants to make to the constitution.

The unexpected revelation came shortly after Putin proposed a nationwide vote on sweeping changes that he said would shift power from the presidency to parliament.

**Please read the comments under this post for potential corrections. Its quite possible the UK Sun got this wrong and the Russian government did not resign.

2. Dutch government quits over ‘colossal stain’ of tax subsidy scandal

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government resigned on Friday, accepting responsibility for wrongful accusations of fraud by the tax authorities that drove thousands of families to financial ruin, often on the basis of ethnicity.

The cabinet would remain in place for now in a caretaker capacity to manage the coronavirus crisis, Rutte said. He then rode his bike to King Willem-Alexander’s 17th century baroque Huis Ten Bosch palace in The Hague to discuss his resignation.

Both given reasons seem perfectly reasonable. But it still seems mighty weird.

UPDATE: There is something going on:

The NYT confirms Merkel…

 

 

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16 Replies to “Both the Russian AND Dutch governments ALL just resigned today!”

  1. GENERAL MADNESS
    Mark Galeotti has quite a good article out today in The Moscow Times in which he berates ‘the continued presentation of a Russian threat that is both outsized and out of control’. This threat inflation, he argues, ‘is profoundly problematic for the West itself’. For if Western politicians ‘are seduced by the easy caricature of Putin as Sauron to the Russian Mordor and assume both that everything they do is hostile and that they are driven not by self-interest but an irrational hatred, then this will distort policy.’ Well, hurrah to that, though I’ve been saying it for years and nobody has yet to pay attention. It’s kind of sad. What’s really needed is a lot more introspection, a much better understanding that we’re not always the good guys; that just as we fear others, they fear us, and that they perhaps have some good reasons for so doing. But we don’t seem to be getting it. As Galeotti notes in his article, ‘Kremlin policy is often reacting to perceived Western slights and pressures, and that it is often both pragmatic and risk-averse.’ Painting it as the ‘enemy’, and then ramping up the military pressure on the Russians will only exacerbate Russians’ sense of being under threat. They will respond accordingly and we won’t like it when they do. Perhaps, it’s time to think again. Prof Paul Robinson
    https://irrussianality.wordpress.com/2021/01/14/general-madness/

  2. I just heard back from my fave Russian blogger. He says it’s 100% fake news. The liars are getting more and more brazen. Careful out there…. let’s not clog up our channels with BS.

  3. 2. “This is about tens of thousands of parents who were crushed under the wheels of the state,” Rutte told journalists. “There can be no doubt, this is a colossal stain.”

    What could this be? Parents living their lives deciding when and whom to mate with. Not disturbing their employers or any other tax payers. Independent, dignified and with integrity.
    Raising their children to be the next resourceful generation of Dutch people. .How are these crushed by the State?

    “A parliamentary inquiry found last month that officials at the tax service had wrongly accused families of fraud over childcare subsidies, …”

    Oh. Taking something they didn’t earn, and crying when they don’t get it.

    What’s the ‘colossal stain’ accross the nation again?

  4. I’m wondering….
    could this mass-resignations of “Governments” be the start of the “Great Reset”?

    “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”
    >Franklin D. Roosevelt<

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