“F***, what’s happened?” was the startled exclamation wrung from Caroline van der Plas, leader of the BBB party in the Netherlands, when the recent election results were projected. Her four-year-old party, the BoerBurgerBeweging (Farmer-Citizen Movement), which previously had no seats in the Dutch senate, won 17 seats in the 75-seat chamber, becoming the largest party, with the potential to block the extremist “environmental” legislation being proposed by prime minister Mark Rutte.