1. So, uhm, DR messed up the calendars? In a way, it is sad that we will not be getting a head-to-head debate between Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Lars Løkke Rasmussen. On the other hand, it could quieten journalists’ “presidential election”-yakking.
2. DF hasn’t been banging the immigration drum as loudly over the week-end as I expected. Instead the party has gone for the welfare agenda by suggesting that it might (or might not – or might not not) support the SocDems and SF in a reversal of the retirement agreement from May and – perhaps even more significantly – the cuts in unemployment insurance. I suspect that DF has noted that immigration isn’t a major theme in this campaign and is adjusting its focus accordingly. They are clever campaigners.
3. The Social Liberals, meanwhile, continue to attack where it hurts SocDem and SF the most: Immigration policy, retirement, unemployment.
4. I watched TV2 News’ “In the Hot Chair” interviews with Lars Løkke Rasmussen and Lars Barfoed, respectively, on Friday and Saturday and was a bit disappointed by the programmes. It is of course easy to be snarky, but I feel that with 50 minutes at their disposal, the interviewers could have done a more thorough job probing the parties’ policies. Løkke gave the impression of delivering a limited number of sound bites while Barfoed came across as the nice, not-too-ambitious manager you could in fact have a beer (or a glass of wine or the like) after work.