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Stoltenberg denies arrogance. Party cold-shouldered. Jens Stoltenberg’s popularity continues to fall. But on the day that a new opinion poll conducted on behalf of Aftenposten shows the Conservative Party (H) sailing past both the Labour (Ap) and Progress Party (FrP), the current Prime Minister refutes claims that he is arrogant. In his annual meeting with the Norwegian Press, Stoltenberg says he believes there are several reasons for his party’s sinking support amongst the voters, including the recent rumpus regarding tax on biodiesel.

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Stoltenberg denies arrogance

Published on Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009 at 14:07 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 22nd December 2009 at 22:00.

Party cold-shouldered.

Jens Stoltenberg visits Klossen kinderga
Jens Stoltenberg visits Klossen kinderga
Photo: Arbeiderpartiet/Flickr


Jens Stoltenberg’s popularity continues to fall. But on the day that a new opinion poll conducted on behalf of Aftenposten shows the Conservative Party (H) sailing past both the Labour (Ap) and Progress Party (FrP), the current Prime Minister refutes claims that he is arrogant.

In his annual meeting with the Norwegian Press, Stoltenberg says he believes there are several reasons for his party’s sinking support amongst the voters, including the recent rumpus regarding tax on biodiesel.

Clinging to a piece of driftwood as the rest of his political ship goes under, Stoltenberg manages to recycle his earlier claim that tax is seldom popular.

And in a line reminiscent of Tony Blair’s “we have listened, and learned”, the Prime Minister says that

“The lesson must be that we should have a common agreement as to how to handle these types of matters.”

Man the pumps.




Published on Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009 at 14:07 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 22nd December 2009 at 22:00.

This post has the following tags: jens, stoltenberg, prime, minister, norway, norwegian, labour, party, unpopular.





  
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