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Norway Socialist Left politician rankles Right on immigration stance. SV’s Heikki Holmås states he will not apologise for his Facebook thread saying those abroad perceive the Progress Party (FrP) as being Norway’s right wing Populist Party, comparing it to the Danish People’s Party and the Swedish Democrats. FrP plans to enlighten international media. One shouldn’t apologise for something that’s true, NRK reports Mr Holmås stated last week, talking about their immigration and aid money stance. The Socialist Left are in favour of dual nationality. Incoming Conservative (H) Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, has called Holmås’ remarks unfair and urged him to apologise.

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Norway Socialist Left politician rankles Right on immigration stance

Published on Monday, 16th September, 2013 at 10:59 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last Updated on 16th September 2013 at 11:51.

SV’s Heikki Holmås states he will not apologise for his Facebook thread saying those abroad perceive the Progress Party (FrP) as being Norway’s right wing Populist Party, comparing it to the Danish People’s Party and the Swedish Democrats. FrP plans to enlighten international media.

Heikki Holmås
Heikki Holmås
Photo: Åsmund Holien Mo


One shouldn’t apologise for something that’s true, NRK reports Mr Holmås stated last week, talking about their immigration and aid money stance. The Socialist Left are in favour of dual nationality.

Incoming Conservative (H) Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, has called Holmås’ remarks unfair and urged him to apologise.

“Progress is a Party that is committed to stricter immigration policies, and many of the policies FrP discussed in their campaign are actually policies some of our neighbouring countries have introduced. We don’t call these right wing populist countries,” she said.

“It’s completely wrong to use Norwegian political system terminology which means something entirely different in other countries,” Progress Party member Ketil Solvik-Olsen declared, calling the comparison “ridiculous”.

He added that Mr Holmås’ rhetoric was typical of conspiracy theorists who, “collect facts here and there and put them in a completely different context.”

Progress’ former chairman Carl I. Hagen has claimed most terrorists are Muslims.

International media have branded Progress an “anti-immigrant party with links to mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik.”

Following 2011’s local elections, leader Siv Jensen wrote to the BBC about the same connection, distancing the Party from its former youth wing (FpU) member.

She also accused the British broadcaster of failing “to provide the reader with an accurate understanding of Norwegian politics.”

Other opposition Parties the Liberals (V) and Christian Democrats (KrF) also disagree with Heikki Holmås’ Progress-Danish People’s Party-Swedish Democrats comparison.

Progress has invited international media to a press conference, Tuesday, to speak out against the way the Party is perceived.



Published on Monday, 16th September, 2013 at 10:59 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last updated on 16th September 2013 at 11:51.

This post has the following tags: norwayimmigration, rightwingnorway.





  
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