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Noughts to the left and votes to the Far Right. Opening their wallets for change? Last week, some wealthy Norwegians started an email campaign to donate money to the Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet – FrP). They wouldn’t mind if Norway saw a change of government, with the party’s leader, Siv Jensen, as prime-minister. New party at the helm Every year, the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) gives money to the Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet – Ap). According to Dagens Næringsliv, this is something that one of the donors, Egil Stenshagen, a car dealer, would like to counterbalance; opening for the possibility of shifting the balance of power.

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Noughts to the left and votes to the Far Right

Published on Sunday, 14th June, 2009 at 23:24 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Opening their wallets for change?

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Last week, some wealthy Norwegians started an email campaign to donate money to the Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet – FrP). They wouldn’t mind if Norway saw a change of government, with the party’s leader, Siv Jensen, as prime-minister.

New party at the helm

Every year, the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) gives money to the Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet – Ap). According to Dagens Næringsliv, this is something that one of the donors, Egil Stenshagen, a car dealer, would like to counterbalance; opening for the possibility of shifting the balance of power.

“FrP has business-friendly politics and we need a non-socialist government. This is what’s best for Norway” he tells the paper.

Immigration

Another donor, Stein Hansen, a stockbroker in Arctic Securities, gives other reasons for why he thinks FrP should be in government.

“We end up in a country where what counts is either being on disability benefit, or a member of the Taliban! We need a government that will take control over immigration, and reward those who are willing to and can work.”

Welcome

Siv Jensen herself, who, according to the paper has received a copy of the email, is positive to the move.

“Everyone who wishes make a donation to FrP is more than welcome to do so, and it is something which we accept gratefully, irrespective of who has sent it.”

The General Election is just under three months away.



Published on Sunday, 14th June, 2009 at 23:24 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: general, election, norway, frp, siv, jensen, immigration, donor, money, lo, ap.





  
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