In Norway, it is tradition for that parties and politicians treat each other with respect. Not to cover over or smooth out the contradictions, but because the public debate only has value when people listen to the other party and follow the simple rules of impartiality.
This is a spacious frame that provides plenty of space to the crisp speech, and characteristics, and the way it should be. Unnecessary cooling of the debate is against the freedom of expression. Nevertheless, there is a clear tendency that the boundaries are challenged and that it is accepted. We see increasingly more often that it becomes set forth of threats, false accusations, and harassment.
Politicians should stand in the forefront to clean up in this forsøplingen of the debate. It realizes not all. A few days ago, wrote the deputy chair in Arendal for the Right in a post on Facebook where she is with a direct address to prime minister Erna Solberg characterized the supporters of the Un migrasjonspakt as landssvikere.
They are, according to the Maurith Julie Fagerland worse than those who "fraterniserte with the germans" during the second world war. According to Frp-politician, it's about politicians who treat the people and the country like crap for their own profit sake. In the aftermath, says Fagerland she hope it came something good out of the strong ordbruken.
In parts of the conservative party , there is acceptance for this type of agitation, also all the way into the party's parliamentary group. Innvandringspolitisk spokesperson Jon Engen-Helgheim says to Dagbladet that he himself would not have used the word treason, but he "understands that people are frustrated".
In the familiar style he lays the responsibility for this frustration on those who have not spoken openly about the Un migrasjonspakt at an earlier time. As if a UN agreement is almost a secret and konspirativ agreement. Engen-Helgheim says, "we need to stop going after people because of words and twists", and he does not take the use of the term treason "very heavy".
Jon Engen-Helgheim is the progress party's spokesperson on a political area that is very important for the progress party, and that also is a brennhett theme throughout the public debate.
Migration and political asylum are important questions which often set in the once strong feelings. The debate should be conducted with openness and spaciousness. But not with the stamping and harassment.
Here are the politicians a special responsibility, but it will not Engen-Helgheim accept. He looks better served with to your pet for the people who go far over the line. This toy with matches is dangerous and highly objectionable.Local progress party politician accused Erna for treason. the
I take it not very heavy, " says Jon Engen-Helgheim