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Derogatory PM Stoltenberg remarks put policeman on the dole. A former Hedmark County officer claims he was fired after calling current Labour (Ap) Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg low-life, reports say. The eastern Norway area man, whose profile picture shows him in uniform, alleges his personal politically-expressed views as a member of the Progress Party (FrP) under this photo was why he was dismissed. He refers to two Facebook posts. According to NRK, the first deals with his views regarding the length of sentence for knocking someone to the ground.

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Derogatory PM Stoltenberg remarks put policeman on the dole

Published on Tuesday, 3rd September, 2013 at 13:55 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

A former Hedmark County officer claims he was fired after calling current Labour (Ap) Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg low-life, reports say.

Norwegian police car in Trondheim
Norwegian police car in Trondheim
Photo: HuBar/Wikimedia Commons


The eastern Norway area man, whose profile picture shows him in uniform, alleges his personal politically-expressed views as a member of the Progress Party (FrP) under this photo was why he was dismissed.

He refers to two Facebook posts. According to NRK, the first deals with his views regarding the length of sentence for knocking someone to the ground.

“The second Facebook one, the basis for dismissal, is a link I also made in my free time after Jens Stoltenberg had been at a press conference and fabricated scaremongering propaganda about the Progress’ policies for the national media, which swallowed this,” the broadcaster reports him as writing on his profile.

“I, like most others who are fighting for better conditions for citizens, was provoked, politically. Then I wrote that ‘this riffraff has governed for eight years without achieving anything but the country’s decay’…According to the book of [Norwegian] synonyms, ‘low-life’ is the same as ‘rabble’. I believe top politicians should be able to withstand this [term],” the former policeman continued.

Hedmark County Chief of Police Tormod Bakke confirms the move to fire the officer was taken following the policeman posting several remarks on his Facebook profile.

“The employment advisory board heard the case on 22 August, and the manner in which Facebook was used is the reason for his dismissal,” he told NRK.

Many people have declared their support for the officer after he expressed his views regarding him losing his job. Some have offered to contribute towards the costs of hiring a lawyer.



Published on Tuesday, 3rd September, 2013 at 13:55 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: norwayelections, jensstoltenberg.





  
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