The results in the Dutch election are most interesting , most especially with the very strong result for Geert Wilders and his Freedom party.
But I can’t help wondering just how pleased my learned friend will be at the news because the reason (apart from its policies being popular) that Geert Wilders party is now is such a strong position is the fact that Holland has proportional representation, so popular support for his policies has been translated into his party being in the running to be part of the next Dutch government.
I am just waiting for someone to whine about how this is a terrible result. But if you want to argue that PR is an unmitigated good thing then a result like this has to be accepted and even celebrated. After all this is a most democratic result.