Geert Wilders' personal policy advisor and member of Zuid Holland provincial council has left the PVV.
Stephan Jansen, who has been active for the party since 2006, says in a letter to party workers that his departure is due to the anti-Moroccan statements made by Wilders during and after the local election campaign. A copy of his letter is in the hands of the Volkskrant.
'The recent statements about Moroccans made by our politicial leader, Mr Wilders, have ensured our party will never be taken seriously again,' Jansen writes. 'No other political party will work with us.'