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Data Retention Directive decision postponed. Conservatives provoke own youth movement. The Conservative Party (H) says it is to delay making a decision about the EU’s Data Retention Directive until the summer. They’d rather discuss it locally instead of putting it on next month’s Party congress agenda.

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Data Retention Directive decision postponed

Published on Wednesday, 21st April, 2010 at 13:24 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 2nd December 2010 at 20:40.

Conservatives provoke own youth movement.

Tage Pettersen (H) at DRD demonstration
Tage Pettersen (H) at DRD demonstration
Photo: © 2010 Kjetil Ree/Wikimedia Commons


The Conservative Party (H) says it is to delay making a decision about the EU’s Data Retention Directive until the summer.

They’d rather discuss it locally instead of putting it on next month’s Party congress agenda.

Lars Arne Ryssdal, the Party’s secretary-general, tells NRK this important issue should be examined thoroughly before reaching a conclusion.

But this has provoked the Young Conservatives, who are against the DRD. They believe the Party congress is just the right arena to make a decision before they have to answer the government on the issue.

“The national convention is the Party’s highest organ. This is where we adopt Conservative Party politics. This is an issue the Party will be making a decision about in Parliament, and it’s only natural that the highest organ concludes what the Conservative’s opinion is on the matter,” he says.

Asheim goes on to say he fears it will only be the parliamentary group who makes the decision.

“The problem is only about 30 people are in the group. They’re clever, but there are 30,000 Party members."

It looks as though Labour (Ap) are becoming increasingly isolated on the DRD, and need the Conservative’s support to pass it.




Published on Wednesday, 21st April, 2010 at 13:24 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 2nd December 2010 at 20:40.

This post has the following tags: conservative, party, young, lars, arne, ryssdal, data, retention, directive, labour.





  
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