DR has highlighted some of the ways in which the annual heating pool of DKK 100 million is used – and it doesn’t make you want to read on the way to the election.
The municipalities, the report claims, have only applied for 1.1 million kroner to help their residents with bills received between 1 October 2021 and 30 April 2022.
In total, just 22 municipalities have requested the financial support.
Nevertheless, an additional DKK 100 million has been set aside. to the following year.
Two thirds of the distribution reserved for the auditor
A special payment is ruffle feathers. A resident of Allerød Municipality requested help to pay an energy bill of DKK 2,500, but as part of the application an audit of the damage was required, for which the auditor charged DKK 5,000.
To request help, it must be proven that the injured party has no savings or expenses that are considered non-essential, such as certain types of insurance.
In one case in Faaborg, a welfare recipient with three children, whose partner is an apprentice, applied for help after their quarterly gas bill tripled to DKK 10,893 and the electricity bill doubled. However, they were refused because they have accident insurance, children’s insurance and pet insurance.
Employment Minister Peter Hummelgaard claims that it is “good management of the state’s money to demand that it be audited, so that we are sure that it has been used for the right purpose”.
The Liberal Alliance would not support Mette as prime minister
Liberal Alliance leader Alex Vanoplasgh has ruled out supporting Mette Frederiksen as prime minister if the opportunity arose, but said his party would be able to support Lars Løkke Rasmussen. In light of LA’s resurgence, speculation has been mounting that it could help the Social Democrats and Moderates form a majority without any of the other blue bloc parties. Combined, with seven days left in the campaign and all three parties gaining support, they would get 41.1 percent of the vote. Left (Rasmussen’s preferred bedfellow in the Blue Bloc) or SF (another scenario being entertained) would give them the required 50 percent. In a speech at Riskov Gymnasium, Vanoplasgh revealed that his party “does not trust” Frederiksen.
The candidate’s fear: Too many academics in parliament
Thomas Monberg, a janitor by profession, who is a candidate for the Social Democrats, has expressed concern about the small percentage of candidates who have not completed their education. Only 26 percent finished their education by completing elementary school, high school or a vocational course, he pointed out, compared to 63 percent of the general population. “If the Parliament’s experience is too academic, it does not know how things work in reality,” he told TV2.
Increase in the number of female candidates
According to Statistics Denmark, around 38.4 percent of the candidates for the 2022 general election will be women – 389 in total. Normally, the share fluctuates between 27 and 34 percent. A total of 1,014 candidates are running – the highest number since 1998. Around 99 are members of the Conservative Party.
Fewer postal votes compared to 2019
There have so far been fewer postal votes compared to the last election in 2019. On 22 October, only 16,278 postal votes were received – 2,821 fewer than in 2019. Meanwhile, there had been 8,331 postal votes in Aarhus – a decrease of 2,574 in 2019.
Tabloid apologizes to Pape over holiday demands
Ekstra Bladet has apologized to Søren Pape Poulsen after claiming that he traveled to the Dominican Republic last year in violation of the COVID-19 restrictions. It has since acknowledged that Poulsen was allowed to travel as a fully vaccinated person.
Reality TV star in the making
Katrine Daugaard, the Liberal Alliance’s lead candidate on Funen, has a decorated career in reality TV behind her – plus a history of debt. Not only did she participate in the Danish Eurovision qualifier in 2001, where she came fifth with the song ‘Sha la li sha la lej’, but in 2015 she participated in the TV3 program ‘Luxusfælden’, which focused on people with debt problems. “I am a strong, liberal example of how, by getting together and changing what doesn’t work, you can turn your situation around,” she told TV2.
Source: The Nordic Page