Dutch vote NEE to Drang nach Osten
The key issue was the threat to security of the EU's irresponsible approach to its near abroad.
It was an informed decision and a recogntion that, far from being a peace project that guarantees our security, the EU is creating a new Cold War.
It is not in Britain's interests to get dragged into such hostilities. The Dutch have realised that it is not in Europe's interest to renew such hostility.
It is a sad fact that in Britain today a balanced consideration of "Europe"'s relationship with Russia is often dismissed as almost treason. This is the dangerous thing: that the EU can encourage loyalty within its provinces by encouraging hostility with a neighbour. In his early terms, it is what we accused Putin of doing in Estonia (Bronze Soldier crisis) and a rota of other countries.
Photo: shelled church in Donbass, destroyed by EU-backed forces but rebuilt under the leadership of this incredible priest.