I managed to miss the introduction but the programme was a fairly relaxed affair focusing on environmental policy and social services. Party leader Villy Søvndal’s competences as a flexible but still (from a SP point of view) principled politician were obvious. Not a bad performance.
Just in case anybody wonder: The Bald Avenger is not yours truly’s sinister alter ego but Henrik Qvortrup, former media advisor to Anders Fogh Rasmussen and presently editor of the illustrated weekly “Se og Hør” and regular political commentator on DR TV.
Anyway, Mr. Qvortrup today entered the campaign with a dramatic story accusing Ny Alliance-leader Naser Khader of hiring moonlighting carpenters for work on his house. Khader has rejected the story in – well – pretty strong words and has presented documents to prove that VAT and taxes were paid for the work. This is all what we political scientists would call a classical valence issue – Mr. Qvortrup responded to Khader’s remarks by questioning his stability and ability to handle a political crisis.
My question: Were Liberal party workers involved in any way in this story?
In other news: Education policy – has SD left the agreement with the government or not? Quid pro quo to the Social Liberals for accepting central parts of the present immigration policy?
Tonight the Socialist Party has its party political broadcast on DR1. Party leader Villy Søvndal has a problem with counting the number of care facilities he has visited but his party is set for its best result for more than 15 years and is (as I see it) hoovering votes from the Social Democrats, the Unity List and the Social Liberals
Meanwhile in Sweden: A wet night out in the company of a journalist costs the deputy secretary to the Prime Minister her position.
Free advice to Lars Løkke Rasmussen re your interview in Deadline on DR2 Tuesday night: Implying that your voters are easily deluded is not a good campaign strategy. Hinting that a Lib-Cons-DPP majority is still possible is a much better idea.
In the news: The Social Democrats hint that they could break the agreement on school policy with the government and replace it with a new agreement with the Social Liberals in case of a change in government. Unusual.