Freedom Party Leader Geert Wilders

Freedom Party Leader Geert Wilders

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Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders sought this week to galvanize backing for his party by cutting a star representing the Netherlands out of an EU flag in Brussels. “I’m taking this star back with me to the Netherlands and they’re never getting it back from us in Brussels,” he said in front of photographers and television crews outside the European Parliament.