FVD concludes in its own investigation that no errors have been made in the handling of messages that members of the youth branch JFVD have made racist, Nazi and homophobic statements.

A committee, consisting of Member of Parliament Ralf Dekker and Member of Parliament Wybren van Haga, sees "no reason for new or additional punitive measures against JFVD members" and makes seven recommendations "to prevent these kinds of things from happening again in the future".

The bomb burst when

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revealed a month ago that racist texts, photos and videos were shared in JFVD app groups and that the party, both FVD and the youth branch, did not take action against it.

Whistleblowers who raised this in a letter to the JFVD board were even expelled and a 23-year-old student who had spoken anti-Semitic in the app group with an "SS slogan" became coordinator in South Holland for JFVD and employee of the House of Representatives faction. .

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Allegations are not denied by investigators

The investigation committee does not deny these events, but explains them differently.

Of the nineteen signatories to the whistleblower's letter, five have been expelled because, according to the party, they were "grieving" for reaching out to the media about the events.

With regard to the 23-year-old student, according to the committee, there would have been an "unfortunate change of persons".

Not he, but someone else with the same first name was suspended by FVD.

When this became clear, the student was still "relieved of his duties".

Furthermore, a total of 227,718 posts in official JFVD app groups were examined using a list of keywords.

The research does not state what words these are.

Nineteen messages were discovered that are "potentially cross-border".

According to the researchers, these are "hurtful jokes and provocations".

Although there is only talk of "problematic messages", a number of people have still been expelled.

Others would have already canceled their membership.

What is in the messages is not mentioned.

"The researchers conclude from this that virtually no cross-border messages were sent in the official JFVD app groups," the research report says.

Party regularly associated with racism

This spring, JFVD was also discredited for anti-Semitic and racist statements,

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It was the reaction of FVD leader Thierry Baudet and JFVD chairman and candidate Member of Parliament Freek Jansen that caused a lot of commotion.

Both Jansen and Baudet initially refused to take a stand against the accusations and argued for their own investigation.

This all followed a series of events in which Baudet was consistently associated with racist ideas and statements.

For many party leaders this was the last straw and left the party.

A public leadership battle ensued, in which Baudet ultimately won the prize, but little remained of the party that was now represented in the municipality of Amsterdam, the provinces and the European Union, in addition to parliament.