Ususally it’s considered bad practise to complain about the tasks you haven’t managed to do, but if I’m not mistaken, I’ve been careless enough to promise the three regular readers of this blog one or the other post.
So here’s the to do-list for the second part of June:
- To Flemming: The Ultimate Karen Jespersen Post. Well, Naser Khader made sure that that one disappeared from public imagination. I think the sensible solution will be to wrap up the last six months in Danish politics at the end of the parliamentary year. And maybe I’ll throw in something about developments in Swedish politics as well.
- To the mysterious Dr. Minorka: Homogeneity and the Welfare State. I have the book around here. Somewhere. The Danes are still discussing the subject.
- To Madsen. Amibitious Lovers. They are still cool but I want to tell the funny story about how I heard about them.
- To myself: 15 years of university teaching – did I learn anything?
Any other requests?
In case it’s pretty quiet when it comes to serious posting during the next two weeks, don’t worry: I’ll be back in style.
När jag kom till jobbet i onsdags morse var min arbetskamrats skrivbord städat och hennes bokhylla tom. Det finns sex arbetsplatser i det rum på den danska morgontidningen Berlingske Tidende, där Sydsvenskan är hyresgäst.
Socialdemokraternes folketingsgruppe er i opløsning – hele 15 af partiets politikere har sagt nej til at genopstille, og kun 28 af de 47 medlemmer af folketingsgruppen gad deltage i en drøftelse af det kriseramte partis fremtidige strategi, som partiledelsen lagde op til i denne uge.
(The parliamentary group of the Social Democrats is disintegrating: 15 MPs won’t be running at the next election and only 28 of 47 MPs bothered to take part in a discussion of the crisis-stricken party’s future strategy last week).
Engelbreth follows a lead suggested by the latest publication from the Danish election research project – that the Social Democrats in the 2005 election failed to set any relevant agenda. The Liberals, the Danish People’s Party and the Social Liberal Party covered the main issues. (Link to the recently published book).
Note to self: If we assume that this Folketing will be sitting for 3 1/2 years, how many MPs should we expect to quit under normal circumstances?