Labour softens integration document
January 23, 2009 Leave a Comment
From today’s edition of Radio Netherlands Press Review:
De Volkskrant reports that Labour’s executive is to re-draft its paper on integration policy being presented to the party congress in March. Labour members think it is too critical of the immigrant community. Positive aspects such as the entrepreneurial skills and success in higher education booked by members of the immigration community will now be highlighted.
Rather than face destructive amendments to the document during the party congress, it is being altered beforehand. Party Chair Lilianne Plouman says: “We’ll be more explicit about the things which are going well. They are in the text, but they could be more detailed. We in the executive don’t have a monopoly on the truth. Discussion only serves to improve the document,” she concedes.
Source: Radio Netherlands, 23 January 2009