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Norway Far-Right: ‘Fly in Spaniards to work long shifts’. Former Progress Party (FrP) Chairman Carl I. Hagen continued his Oslo election campaign at the weekend, suggesting low-paid Spanish workers could help Norwegian motorists. “To avoid pressure on the economy, we could fly in workers from Spain – where unemployment is at 20 percent – to workmen’s huts in Rygge. They could work long shifts for Spanish wage tariff levels before being sent back home,” he told newspaper Fredriksstad Blad. The Party’s candidate to become Mayor of Oslo advocates spending 50 million kroner of Norway’s State Pension Fund (Oil Fund) annually for the next 9 years until 2020 for domestic investment, an increase on current levels.

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Norway Far-Right: ‘Fly in Spaniards to work long shifts’

Published on Monday, 22nd August, 2011 at 10:45 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Former Progress Party (FrP) Chairman Carl I. Hagen continued his Oslo election campaign at the weekend, suggesting low-paid Spanish workers could help Norwegian motorists.

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“To avoid pressure on the economy, we could fly in workers from Spain – where unemployment is at 20 percent – to workmen’s huts in Rygge. They could work long shifts for Spanish wage tariff levels before being sent back home,” he told newspaper Fredriksstad Blad.

The Party’s candidate to become Mayor of Oslo advocates spending 50 million kroner of Norway’s State Pension Fund (Oil Fund) annually for the next 9 years until 2020 for domestic investment, an increase on current levels.

Illustrating his point, stressing Norwegian construction workers should be employed in the initial phases, he said, “We could build a four-carriageway road tunnel between Østfold and Vestfold, as well as a four-lane motorway on to Stavanger.”

“Is this Progress’ policy or Hagen’s?” asks an astonished Tore Leif Gundersen, local Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) leader. “No other Party supports him on this and this is the worst kind of social dumping.”

Mr Hagen has already suggested most terrorists are Muslims, and criticised police using too many resources on investigating Anders Behring Breivik’s Utøya massacre.

In 2004, a Party colleague claimed psychiatric treatment of Muslims could combat fanaticism.



Published on Monday, 22nd August, 2011 at 10:45 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: carlihagen, progresspartyelectioncampaign.





  
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