Views about the performances of Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Helle Thorning-Schmidt in Sunday’s debate vary according to the commentators’ political standpoint: Peter Mogensen gives HTS the up, Thomas Larsen and Ralf Pittelkow AFR.
Two fall-outs from Sunday’s debate: Housing policy and immigration policy. Social Democrats claim that the government has halted the production of public housing, the government that construction rates have held up.
The government on the other hand blasts a proposal from the Social Democrats and the Social Liberals about allowing asylum seekers to work.
The Foreign Minister brands New Alliance as anti-patriotic for demanding an inquiry into the treatment of prisoners in Afghanistan and the opposition in general for being anti-US and anti-Israel by demanding an inquiry into the CIA secret prisons.
Also: Will the Danish People’s Party surprise pollsters (and carry the majority) or have calculations taken the effect into account?
I haven’t forgotten about the round-up of the first part of the campaign: I’ve written a draft but asked a colleague to see if I have missed something.