Norwegian politics for dummies and Mr. Tsunis

George J Tsunis’ manglende kunnskap om FrP har fått mye oppmerksomhet etter at han ble grillet av senatet som kandidat til å bli den neste amerikanske ambassadøren til Norge. Da er det jo fantastisk at en fransk dame bosatt i Norge har skrevet en blogg for Mr. Tsunis:

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A Frog in the Fjord forklarer Fremskrittspartiet på en utmerket måte, og glemmer ikke å legge til at FrP er med i regjeringen helt mot slutten:

Then comes the Progress party (FrP). When I think “progress” I think “peace, love, understanding, solidarity and green energy”, not “there are too many foreigners in this country” and “let’s not do anything about climate change because it has nothing to do with human activity” and again “let’s pay less tax and have cheaper alcohol”. To make it clearer I suggest they rename it Patriotic Party or the Norwegian Peoples’ Party for the reference to the Danish party of the same type. Something to remind us that it is a far-right wing party. But then again, maybe Norwegian politicians have their own interpretation of progress, as they have their own interpretation of colours.

Those were the main Norwegian parties, but there are other smaller ones which have interesting names that do not illustrate their programme at all: the Society Party are anarchists, the Democrats are populists, the Coastal Party is a conservative party and there was even a Beer Unity Party but it died unfortunately.

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But now that the Progress Party is in power they want to take it up to 10 years (see, they just gave you 7 more years to figure out all these colour-codes!).

A Frog in the Fjord

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