Thursday, January 18, 2007

In the Amsterdam political machine

Yesterday a Turkish friend who is looking for a job told me he was considering applying for a job at the Social Service of the Municipality of Amsterdam, despite his lack of qualifications.

Another Turkish friend working at the Social Services had told him that contracts of ethnic Dutchmen are not being renewed and minorities are being hired instead, "predominantly Moroccans and Turks".

The shape of things to come as a results of last year's municipal elections is becoming clearer and clearer.

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