The Liberal Party has decided to abstain in a parliamentary vote on the
government’s acute job package.
“We will be abstaining. We still don’t have an answer as to how jobs will be
provided for the many unemployed people,” says Liberal Finance Spokesman
Peter Christensen, who does not believe that the government’s plans will
provide jobs for those due to drop out of the unemployment benefit system in
“We want to focus on creating real jobs, but the government has not answered
us. The question is how to get the economy going so that we create more
jobs,” he adds. "Shabby,"
says Social Democratic Political Spokesman Magnus Heunicke.
The government’s proposal, which it claims will create some 12,500 jobs, is
due to be voted on later this afternoon. A comfortable majority, composed of
the tri-partite government, the Red Greens and the Danish People’s Party, is
due to vote in favour of the Bill.
While the Liberals do not believe the Bill will have any adverse effects, the
party does not believe it will actually create jobs – only job
“Shabby,” says Social Democratic Political Spokesman Magnus Heunicke.
“They’ve chosen shabby tactics rather than helping people who are in a serious
situation,” Heunicke says.
The Liberal Party is due at the negotiating table with Social Democratic
Finance Minister Bjarne Corydon this afternoon. Asked whether the government
and the Liberals are closer to reaching agreement on the 2013 budget,
Christensen says he has his doubts.
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