According to Aftenposten, SV was surprised at how little the Labor Party was willing to give on fiscal policy.
The party believes that it was generally due to the low impact on taxes, the party’s “fight against welfare gains”, general climate policy, oil policy and nature conservation.
In some areas, the party was likely to get nothing. In others there was some movement, but very little.
The fiscal promise of APS is that the general level of taxes and income tax will remain at the 2020 level for the next four years.
Open job to increase wealth tax
This means, among other things, that if one rate increases, another tax or rate must be reduced by the same amount. Corporation tax should also be kept calm. Nor is it about introducing a new inheritance tax.
The exception is the wealth tax, which the party wants to increase.
Lysbakken also failed to negotiate with Støre to steer him away from Ap’s fiscal promise, something the SV leader in the election campaign told Aftenposten he thought he would accomplish.
– The tax promise is very important to us.
According to Aftenposten reports, the polls have nevertheless spoken of new fiscal measures. They will not be directly covered by the promise. However, SV has experienced that specific fiscal promises gave the Labor Party a starting point that has been very difficult to negotiate.
Labor leader Jonas Gahr Støre did not specifically respond to whether he has deviated from the promise when he met with the press in Hurdal on Wednesday.
– The tax promise is very important to us, answered Aftenposten’s questions.
Oil policy highlighted as an area of disagreement
During the press conference, SV leader Audun Lysbakken confirmed that climate and oil policy was one of the areas where they felt they were not having enough of an impact.
When asked if the Labor Party and the Socialist People’s Party formed a front against SV on the issue of continued oil and gas exploration, Lysbakken confirmed this by saying that political gravity is taking hold.
– There we have been in a situation in which we are quite alone.
He said that one of the things that is becoming important now is building ties with the other political parties that have the climate as their main theme.
He believes that they can create a majority to strengthen climate policy and that those in the opposition can do better in this area.
– Our assessment now is that it is not good enough. We need much more time, Lysbakken said at today’s press conference.
The three parties have very different oil policies. SV stands out the most, as it will not allow further exploration of new oil and gas or new production licenses on the Norwegian platform. The Center Party has no objection to the granting of new permits, as long as it takes into account the climate and the environment. The Labor Party also wants to further develop the oil industry.
According to Aftenposten, SV had almost nothing to gain from oil policy.
SV was unsuccessful in its desire to stop the possibility of oil exploration in new areas. The same applies to the possibility of doing something with new rounds of licenses. They were greeted by the desire to continue these rounds.
The only thing that should have been on the table in oil policy must have been something SV experienced as small allocation changes in predefined areas. These are the so-called mature areas where the geology is known and the infrastructure is well developed.