Snels has ‘substantive objections’ to the collaboration with PvdA, which his party announced earlier in an attempt to secure a seat at the negotiating table. “It is not clear to me what the PvdA really stands for and the opportunistic style of political activity does not appeal to me,” says Snels. He calls the collaboration ‘a form of voter fraud’.
In addition, he lashes out strongly at the accounting culture in the House of Representatives. “Over the past year, the sense of pride to be a part of this theater has diminished.”
Snels paints the picture of a Chamber that is not very constructive in the competition. “The politics of The Hague only seemed to be about damaging others. Ministers are called liar at every turn, officials are put in the dock, motions of no confidence and censure are filed.”
He calls the way in which the House itself functions ‘the great taboo in the debate about political administrative culture’.
He also looks at his own party. Snels writes that he is proud of what GL is doing with regard to governance at a local level, but at the same time says he regrets that GL has never succeeded at a national level.