Brussels fallout: Flemish right vs. francophone left

“It’s almost the Belgian equivalent of putting the American democratic socialist Bernie Sanders and leaders of the right-wing Tea Party in a room and ordering them to find common ground.”

  • JoKeR

    Didn’t I forcast this, splitting Belguim into a Flemish half (red) and a French/Islamist half (green)?

    • Alain

      Should have happened long ago. Belgium has never been a real country in the true sense of the word.

    • I’m sure that John Kerry will soon issue a stern warning to the Belgian government to halt all building of homes in the BelgArabian sector.

  • simus1

    The usual dw pro left, pro Merkel, substandard effort.
    If it’s “Flemish Right” then it is “Walloon Left”.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Sanders is a communist.
      And Hillary can’t put him away.

  • UCSPanther

    I have been reading of the growing resentment between the Dutch Flemish and the French Wallonians in Belgium as far back as the mid-2000s in the Brussels Journal. The basic premise from what I have read there, is that the Flemish do not feel the Wallons are pulling their weight, while the Wallons want more entitlements.

    Sounds like the relationship between Quebec and the ROC. Wallonia also sounded like it was a manufacturing center at one time, but that has since faded. Another parallel…

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Maybe the Belgians realize their country doesn’t make sense and that’s why they seem so disinterested in saving it from the muzzie invaders.

    • UCSPanther

      Some have compared Belgium to Yugoslavia: An arbitrarily constructed nation made up of disparate groups forced together by boundaries.

  • UCSPanther

    A 2007 essay from the Brussels journal about the inherent instability that has dogged Belgium since day one: