Prime Minister Rutte wait a difficult debate today. He said yesterday no evidence found for a secret tax deal with Orange. But on documents which are owned by RTL News that the deal in 70 years is indeed closed.
RTL Nieuws documents published yesterday afternoon. Just before Rutte had let the Chamber know that he had found no proof. How is that possible? That should let the Prime Minister know from 10:45 in the House.
The prime minister will not have it easy, says Frits Wester. "Rutte has a lot to explain to a critical parliament. Why he has seen no evidence yet, while RTL Nieuws those documents already seen?"
Opposition parties demand clarification from the Prime Minister. Socialist Party MP Ronald van Raak is unhappy about the reaction of Rutte. "It is blamed Rutte fog creates and not telling the truth. Rutte says there is no evidence, but the documents RTL Nieuws holds, clearly show that there is a deal."
GroenLinks believes there's too many shadowy areas around the finances of the House of Orange. "As a parliamentarian or minister must each roll that you declare to be carefully archived. That's part too, because it is taxpayers' money. But when it comes to the royal family that rules do not apply sudden," said MP Linda Voortman.
The SP wants to see an independent investigation of the NCA. D66 finds that a "constructive idea" if Rutte does not come with clear answers.
RTL News revealed the existence of the secret tax deal on October 10. Willem-Alexander continues to benefit from the deal .
By RTL News Editors: Photo: Reuters