Marlene Wind (in Altinget.dk) appears to argue that DF is more Schein (or symbolism) than Sein (or content) when it comes to the effects of the political agreements which the party has entered with the Danish government. On the other hand we can read reports about Denmark being criticized and perhaps even isolated politically in the EU for its policies – something which presupposes that Danish policies have more than just symbolic effects.
The problem with DF’s influence on Danish politics is a tricky one. Generally, the trade-off between the Lib-Cons government and DF appears to have been DF support for the government’s economic politic in exchange for government concessions on immigration and law-and-order issues mixed with hand-outs on selected social policy items. And Inges Kattehjem, not to forget.
Needless to say, one complication is that the government (and the Liberal Party, in particular) has placed itself close to DF on the authoritarian-libertarian axis so concessions to DF are not necessarily very obvious in policy terms.