Thursday night's parliamentary debate on the 'Moroccan problem' called by the anti-immigration PVV turned into a repetition of known standpoints, Nos television reported.

The PVV gathered enough support for the debate in the wake of the death of football linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen last year. He was attacked by youth players from a team of largely immigrant youngsters from Amsterdam and died in hospital a day later.

MPs from across the political spectrum criticised the name given to the debate by the PVV, which they said was insulting and discriminatory. It is also wrong to define an entire group by the actions of a few, MPs said.

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