Secretary Brinkhorst, long-time member of the D66 party which is in favor of giving the referendum a place in the Dutch constitution, is...
AGAINST THE EU REFERENDUM.
'Plebiscites can be a good thing, but this one is about something the Dutch people know nothing about,' according to secretary Brinkhorst.
The definition of being ignorant in Mr. Brinkhorst's book of course is: everyone who doesn't agree with him.
You might be interested to know that Mr. Brinkhorst used to be a member of the European Parliament. I interviewed him once - he was quite
arrogant self-assured already at that time. This didn't get any better when his daughter got married to a prince of the Dutch royal family. In fact, since his daughter is also part of the House of Orange, she will be queen of the Netherlands if something happens to Willem-Alexander and Maxima, the current king-and-queen-to-be (and of course, God forbid, W-A's and M's child, plus the one which is currently on the way).
Whatever happens won't matter to Mr. Brinkhorst. He already thinks he rules the place.