Conservatives win in Norway

(9 Posts)
longfingernails Tue 10-Sep-13 19:55:26

uk.reuters.com/article/2013/09/10/uk-norway-election-idUKBRE9880Y920130910

It is very early days, but I am hopeful that the 21st will be a global Conservative Century in the same way that the 20th was.

SilverOldie Wed 11-Sep-13 10:18:19

Well said - let's hope so.

barnet Wed 11-Sep-13 10:28:51

I'm not sure what you mean exactly, but I think it is sad for Norway and could mark the end of a somewhat innocent and even- tempered time.
The conservatives are forming a coalition with the far right Frp party. Who are quite scary, negative, racist, anti- science, and anything but even- tempered.
The far right bomber who shot 77 teenagers here, because of his hatred for foreigners, had been a member if the Frp.

Excuse me if I don't think this is a good thing for Norway.

noisytoys Wed 11-Sep-13 10:29:14

The world will be destroyed under the Conservatives. It is a very scary time sad

Well if fudging up the economy and invading Iraq (those pesky non existent WoMD) under the Labour Government wasn't destroying the world I don't know what is?

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 11-Sep-13 12:43:25

Oh yes... where Norway leads, we are all destined to follow.... hmm

longfingernails Wed 11-Sep-13 13:13:47

It's obviously not just Norway. It is the latest in a series of election wins by right-of-centre parties around the world.

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 11-Sep-13 17:51:52

Right-wing always tends to do better when economic crises strike. Left-wing scores when there's plenty of bunce in the system and we're all feeling generous. Extreme right-wing European governments post the Depression meant disastrous consequences, of course. More moderate right-wing post the 70's Oil Crisis and the more recent Credit Crunch. I think it's a fairly standard reaction, therefore, rather than any kind of permanent political shift.

longfingernails Wed 11-Sep-13 19:43:10

Agree that when things are tough, voters know that only conservatives can safely steward the national finances.

However 'tough economic times' was not really the central driver in either Australia or Norway.

I am still hopeful that the global drift to conservatism will become a stronger and long-lasting phenomenon.

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