NETHERLANDS: Independent Liberal Party Says it is Time for Basic Income
The independent Liberal Party of the Netherlands (Vrijzinnige Partij) has promised to work up a national parliamentary motion in favour of a fully-fledged basic income for all Dutch citizens.
The political party formed in 2014 – which has a single parliamentary seat held by high-profile politician Norbert Klein – said that the growing number of local Dutch basic income initiatives represented no more than a welcome move toward condition-free benefits for claimants.
The party said it was high time that national politics took a serious look at a pure basic income for all citizens, adding that informal parliamentary channels to support the motion were already being established.
Norbert Klein, “De tijd is rijp voor het basisinkomen.” Trouw, 25 June 2015
Vrijzinnige Partij, “Tijd is rijp voor het Basisinkomen.” vrijzinnigepartij.nl 25 June 2015