Tomorrow the Council of Ministers will make a final decision on the resignation of the entire Rota III government. There won’t be an extra cabinet tonight and the party leaders in VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie are back home with their party.
Everything indicates that the cabinet will resign tomorrow in response to the damned report on the tax authorities’ pursuit of fraud, childcare allowance case. This report is highly critical of the way officials, judges and ministers have dealt with parents who have been wrongly accused of fraud.
The report discussed several times
Since the publication of this report at the end of December, questions about the government’s resignation have remained on the air, but the ministers wanted to discuss the report’s content first. This happened multiple times in Catshuis. According to Prime Minister Rute, those conversations were only about the content and not the political consequences.
“The political issue will be discussed tomorrow,” Rutte said late tonight as he left Torrentje. I can’t say anything about it in the media at the moment.
See the reactions of Rote, Schotten and Cage here after the meetings.
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