Left in the proper meaning, you know, economic/social left without the environmental-hysteria and migrant-loving of today. So this means I am right-wing today, funny as it sounds. Right is much more 'left' than today, the left has turned into the 'greens', and is betraying their own citizens.
Sadly the true left movement in the NL has died since ~2000 and beyond, when the biggest 'labour' style party got a new leader, a greenpeace activist, who turned the party into just another environment-activist style ridiculous party. Left is all about 'green' these days, they're not the true left anymore, no care in the world for their own citizenz, social problems, healthcare or monetary inequality. It's all about looking for approval of their friends in Europe and their social circles, putting massive economical pressure on the people citing evonrinmental-issues, hurting democracy demonizing 'right' parties, abolishing referandums and opening the borders to people with an imcapatable religion or economic migrants.
It's funny that the 'populist' (another hated term suddenly in the NL, as if simply stating the general feelings of the public, aka being popular, is somehow a bad thing) are 100 times closer to the oldskool left party, in the NL the PvdA of around 2000 socially, than the current PvdA is.
Anyone voting for either the PvdA, or SP before ~2010, and has got the same ideas still about most of the issues, migration, healthcare, salary, economics, education, the list goes on, should in theory vote FvD, because the left has abandoned all of these issues in favour of burdening to public with a migrant/climate problem and costs, and the FvD program you could 1 on 1 copy to around 2000 and read a PvdA or other left party's program. But no, FvD is somehow seen as extreme right wing, and when people even call them racists or nazi's and you ask them "why"? "explain"? They either have no answer or cite their own news outlets, without facts, and try to play on emotion, which has no place in an argument. It's their new 'learned' oppinion, like puppets, or in this case like religious nutters.
But lefties don't see it, they are mostly factless and baseless, simply hating. They have no understanding of any numbers regarding climate and shunt any news item not fitting in their bubble. It's called the evironment-religion here, and for good reason, they're acting as believers, and crusade against democracy and reason because their 'gods' tell them to.
Ever wondered why "global warning" got changed to "climate change"? (which is in essence, a term without meaning, it always changes); It's easier for their religious followers to try and kill arguments with 'climate change is real', as if that sentence has any meaning.
In the Netherlands, and I bet in a lot of other countries as well, there is no true left party anymore. And any party resembling the true left is being called extreme-right-wingers. Since the new left is all about hating your own country.