It’s only been two days since SV broke the government talks: – Labor and Social Democrats advocate a completely different line on oil and gas policy than SV, say Representatives Lars Haltbrekken and Kari E. Kaski.
On Friday, the two demonstrated against the Støre government together with a hundred young people from Nature and Youth, Greenpeace and Red Youth.
Rhythmic posters and slogans such as “Let the oil lie”, “We gave you power; please hear the facts” and “Give us a livable future” gave a clear message to Labor leader Jonas Gahr Støre and Social Democratic leader Trygve Slagsvold . Vedum.
Long before a single sentence is known in the new government platform, there is calm about the betrayal of the Labor Party and the Socialist People’s Party. With the full support of SV.
– We will push for Norway to take a new course. SV has gained a solid position in the Storting. We will use it, say Haltbrekken and Kaski.
This is not the first time that the representatives of the SV demonstrate against the red-green comrades from the grass in front of the National Assembly.
In 2005, just a month after the first red-green government formed by the Labor Party, the Socialist People’s Party and the Socialist People’s Party came into being, several representatives of the SV demonstrated against their own government. The reason was that the government had decided to send three F-16 fighter jets to the ISAF security forces in Afghanistan. It caused quite a stir internally.
They say SV “will use the power given to us by the voters to pass the Storting.” Going forward, the Labor Party and the Socialist People’s Party will likely experience a different SV than they did in the scans earlier this week.
– We have eight years behind us with a government that has set a record in announcements in the number of oil permits, had too lax a climate policy and granted permits for serious damage to Norwegian nature, say Haltbrekken and Kaski.
SV Deputy Leader Torgeir Knag Fylkesnes and newly elected representative Ingrid Fiskaa also attended the rally.
Brilliant views a week ago
Things have happened quickly in Norwegian politics: just a week ago, there was optimism and a lighthearted tone from the environmental movement as the Labor Party, the Socialist People’s Party and the Socialist People’s Party explored Hurdal.
“Significant climate cuts, investing in trains, saving energy and protecting the beach area are among a long list of environmental problems on which the Labor Party, the Socialist People’s Party and the Socialist People’s Party are in favor. agreement, according to the party guide of the Association for the Conservation of Nature.
“The Labor Party, the Socialist People’s Party and the Socialist People’s Party do not have to wait long to find an environmental policy on which they can agree,” wrote Truls Gulowsen, head of the Association for Conservation of Nature, in the website.
Now the tone is completely different:
– We are very concerned about the new government’s policy on climate and nature. What was on the table during the Hurdal polls was a shame. SV concluded that we would have a greater impact by entering the opposition in the Storting.
– There we have an enormously important job to do with the traction and pressure of the environmental movement, say Kaski and Haltbrekken.
– The election gave a clear signal
The Støre government will only have 76 seats from the Labor Party and the Socialist People’s Party in the Storting. You need 85 to get the most. Therefore, it will depend on SV.
But the Støre government can also win a majority along with the Conservatives or the Green Party on oil and gas policy. For SV it will be a serious provocation.
– Both the Labor Party and the Socialist People’s Party promised to put the country on a new course. Voters gave a clear signal that they want a red-green course. So the government cannot go to the right to get a majority for a boring environmental policy, they say.
– Did the Labor Party and the Hurdal People’s Socialist Party come in to open up new areas of exploration?
– We cannot go into the specific cases that were debated in Hurdal. The whole became crucial. But the Labor Party and the Socialist People’s Party advocate a completely different line in oil and gas policy than SV. The climate demands it of us. There has to be a change of pace, says Kaski.
– The Støre government does not depend on SV to ensure continued exploration for oil and gas in new areas. What do you do if they seek the support of the Conservatives and the Green Party?
– We would warn against this type of alpine skiing. Then things will get more difficult. Voters have given a clear signal that they want a new course to reduce gaps and emissions, Haltbrekken says.
Four next year historic
– What are you showing for or against?
– We are proving united by an ambitious environmental policy that works. The next four years will be historically important. They decide if we will reach the climate goals by 2030.
– Is “SV back on the grass” a warning of a higher level of conflict on the red-green side?
– It is a sign that this government will face an offensive SV from the environment. We will demand a breakthrough, say the SVs.