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Will the Netherlands be the first country to organize a referendum against the EU and NATO?

The Dutch government introduced a consulting referendum in 2015, the Dutch law claimed democratic improvements while in reality it was constructed to prevent a referendum from ever happening. Dutch people who want a consultative referendum are obliged to collect 300.000 paper signatures. On average it takes an hour to collect one valid signature, the Dutch authorities were absolutely convinced that no one will ever manage to collect that many signatures. Paradoxically an organisation had been created by Dutch authorities to facilitate a Dutch referendum, knowing that its principal never want to see a referendum happening.
For this reason they do not accept a Digid to be used for authentication. Digid is the Dutch digital authentication system introduced by the Dutch authorities to allow the Dutch to communicate digitally with the Dutch authorities.

Unfortunately for the Dutch lawmakers a Dutch blog figured out how to collect “real” signatures digitally by people literally drawing their “real” signature on the PC by introducing a drawing canvas on the electronic form. They were able to collect about 300.000 signatures, even with the Dutch mainstream media completely ignoring this watershed moment.

The first Referendum under the new law is going to be against the Ukraine association treaty. The organisation correctly sees the European association treaty with Ukraine as provoking unnecessary violent tension in Europe. The EU was established to promote stability and peace within Europe, however with the treaty they are neglecting the founding principals.

The Europe association treaty and NATO’s involvement in Ukraine resulted in

  1. Violent riots in Kiev
  2. Expulsion of the Ukraine government
  3. Annexation of the Crimea
  4. War in eastern Ukraine
  5. Possible enlargement of the EU without the consultation of the EU citizen
  6. Flow of money to a country that is still ruled by corrupt oligarchs
  7. European-NATO encroaching into former Soviet Republics

It’s hard to call this the promotion of stability and peace in Europe! As the Netherlands will head the EU presidency in 2016, the Dutch will go to the ballot box to vote against the European Ukraine association treaty. Brussels’ elite already knows that there is resentment against the enlargement of the European Union, it is however new that the referendum also includes NATO policies.

NATO’s establishment could not ignore the fact that this will be the first referendum against a NATO policy,  that’s not organised by left-wing fringe parties.





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