Party Chairman: PvdA MPs Lack Ideological Knowledge
THE HAGUE, 07/09/13 - Labour (PvdA) representatives in the Lower House and on municipal councils should be better educated in social democratic ideology, suggests party chairman Hans Spekman in the regional newspapers of publisher Wegener.
Spekman was also chairman of the selection committee for new MPs. He said that "ideological expertise was too little present‚" among the candidates. "Everyone must be able to tell a recognisable story. Saying that you are in favour of same-sex marriage is not the same as understanding where this idea comes from."
"All public representatives must know where they come from. I am going to tighten up the ideological education of the people in the House and in local politics," in order to "become trustworthy again for the public," says Spekman.