The big story today is that prime-minister Mark Rutte of the centre-right VVD (Liberal) party took out full-page adverts in several newspapers in which he invited those who felt unable to integrate into Dutch society to leave the country.
Dutch PM Rutte: 'If you don't like it here, then leave' - BBC News
This comes a short time after Freedom Party (PVV) leader Geert Wilders conviction for a speech deemed to 'discriminate' against Moroccans.
Wilders, campaigning with the slogan 'Make The Netherlands Great Again', is running high in the polls could be leader of the biggest party.
Will Geert Wilders win the Dutch election? Latest polls for the Netherlands election 2017 | Politics | News | Daily Express
Rutte's newspaper-campaign is a non-too-subtle - and perhaps desperate - attempt to move onto to Wilders' populist anti-immigrant / anti-Islamic ground. Wilders is having none of it and castigated the current PM in the following terms: "The man of open borders, asylum tsunami, mass immigration, Islamisation, lies and deceit."
Were Wilders to top the poll he would need the support of other parties to form a government. Rutte said recently that he would not be prepared to work with Wilders after the election. Wilders wants to leave the EU, stop Islamic immigration, close all mosques, ban the Quran and strip criminals with dual-nationality of their Dutch citizenship.
Polling takes place on March 15.