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Progress baulks at definite immigration referendum answer. The Norwegian Party’s leader Siv Jensen chooses to dance around the may/may not poll following Mazyar Keshvari’s statements. A Labour Party (Ap) spokesperson thinks the national referendum issue is excessively peanut-sized. “I think our task is to address the importance of increased direct democracy. I don’t understand us wanting to ask people direct questions about what they believe regarding several matters is a problem,” FrP’s Ms Jensen told NRK, Wednesday. Continuing to pass the buck, she added that, “it’s MPs and Parliament who decide on any referendums, not the government.”

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Progress baulks at definite immigration referendum answer

Published on Wednesday, 12th February, 2014 at 15:37 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 13th February 2014 at 16:08.

The Norwegian Party’s leader Siv Jensen chooses to dance around the may/may not poll following Mazyar Keshvari’s statements. A Labour Party (Ap) spokesperson thinks the national referendum issue is excessively peanut-sized.

Eirik Sivertsen MP
'Immigration has a cultural and national benefit,' says Labour's immigration policy spokesperson.Eirik Sivertsen MP
Photo: Labour Party/Flickr


“I think our task is to address the importance of increased direct democracy. I don’t understand us wanting to ask people direct questions about what they believe regarding several matters is a problem,” FrP’s Ms Jensen told NRK, Wednesday.

Continuing to pass the buck, she added that, “it’s MPs and Parliament who decide on any referendums, not the government.”

“I’m for what is written in Progress’ programme, but as Minister am responsible for implementing the governmental platform and the cross-Party partnership agreement which forms the basis for government.”

Immigration policy spokesperson Mazyar Keshvari told The Foreigner, Tuesday, he believes the Norwegian people should have a chance to decide whether to contain immigration levels.

“It’s a good democratic decision,” he stated regarding a dissimilar model to the Swiss’.

Iran-born Mr Keshvari also paraded his Party’s popularity and apparently unique insight as to immigration in the broader picture.

According to him, many Poles, Lithuanians, and their families, come to Norway for the free health assistance/generous welfare benefits’ ride.

Tuesday’s immigration events subsequently took a further turn towards the restrictive.

Deputy Party Leader Per ‘Slugger’ Sandberg suggested Norway hold a national referendum on ‘business as usual’ regarding Norway’s welfare state contra ‘let’s get down to business’ on immigration levels.

“Labour is against holding a national referendum on this,” Eirik Sivertsen MP tells The Foreigner following Wednesday’s Question Time in Parliament. “Referendums are for bigger things such as continuation of the Monarchy or EU membership.

“[Moreover], we are rather positive to immigration because of its benefits from a cultural perspective, and solving national tasks such as within the building industry,” the immigration policy spokesperson continues.

Progress’ Mazyar Keshvari also claims a national referendum would encompass people’s views on immigration in general.

“I don’t agree with Mr Keshvari about needing to know about Norwegians’ attitudes. All one has to do is look at the annual polls published by Statistics Norway (SSB),” concludes Eirik Sivertsen MP.




Published on Wednesday, 12th February, 2014 at 15:37 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 13th February 2014 at 16:08.

This post has the following tags: norwayimmigration, norwayintegration, foreignersnorway, asylumseekersnorway.





  
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