After looking at and considering the latest reporting on the Helle Thorning-Schmidt case, I think that my observations from late June still stand so instead of writing an all-new post repeating myself, I will refer you to the older piece.
Some added comments:
- Once there is an international element to it, income taxes can really make your brain hurt. Trust me: I’ve been there myself.
- That said, I’m not quite convinced by Helle Thorning’s argument that the different informations about her husband’s whereabouts during weekends were the result of an oversight.
- Thorning and her advisors are also well advised to reveal all potential skeletons in the respective closets (whether they are in Copenhagen, Davos, London or some fourth place)
- The “awful poll” from late July should be taken with a very big grain of salt. July is the month of vacations and this summer has not produced much in terms of news related to policy.
- That said, the Social Democrats still face the problem that they have not been and still are not able to attract voters to any significant extent. As it is, the Socialists, not the Social Democrats have the potential to produce a majority for the left in Danish politics.