This week’s editorial: A tenth could be yours!

Ahead of the upcoming local elections on 16 November, the candidates for the seats in the municipalities ‘and regions’ councils are now smiling at us from the lampposts.

International influence
Only a few slogans are visible, but some stand out. In Gentofte, the former permanent secretary of the Ministry of Taxation, Peter Loft, now in the Liberal Alliance, has the short and powerful message: “Thank you to Toft [the mayor for decades, but now retiring] and in comes Loft. “

Also among the smiling faces are names indicating that they are from abroad. According to the figures, every tenth place could be held by an international if they exercised their democratic right and cast their vote for a non-Danish.

It would be nice if the voices advocating for a more positive administration of integration and assimilation relations had a slight accent. Danish companies need foreign hands and brains, and this could be facilitated if international from elected representatives showed their interest in Danish local politics.

Reality TV in the courts
In the meantime, we have two reality shows to watch: ‘Mettes Minkgate’ and ‘Inger through the Ringer’.

Mette Frederiksen recently felt compelled to explain at a press conference why her text messages regarding the affair have been deleted. It is a humiliating situation for a prime minister who thought she had closed the door to the case by firing the food minister for his messy handling of the illegal order to kill the Danish mink.

Admissions that the prime minister is using a fairly direct language to communicate only further serve the reality TV aspects of an affair that ended up costing the government $ 16 billion. Will it end up costing more jobs? Hopefully, reason will prevail, as the legal basis, after all, came the day after the decision.

In the meantime, the Inger Støjberg case at the Supreme Court is expected to pass judgment soon. The negotiations have revealed a strange regime of public management, where orders come in a more subtle form than those we are used to in business. There is no doubt that the former minister would separate the couple without consulting them first, but did she break the law? One thing is for sure: It did not cost billions of dollars!

Can conservatives capitalize?
So the country goes to the polls, and even though it is the local election, it will reflect the current popularity of the parties.

The Prime Minister is losing ground, and opinion polls show she has lost public confidence in the corona since the rise in cases.

The Liberal Party is still struggling to recover from its defections – especially former Prime Minister Løkke Rasmussen, who has now established himself as leader of a new party, the Moderates – while the Danish People’s Party is in deep trouble with Morten Messerschmidt in court for fraud, so Nye Borgerlige takes over . the platform for immigration hostility.

Only Conservatives do well. Captain Pape Poulsen has lost weight and is ready for the match.

I wish you all a good choice on the 16th.

Source: The Nordic Page





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