11 May 2011

About-turn! Norwegian Prime Minister changes his mind in Veterans' Day farce

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has admitted that the decision to leave King Harald V out of the Veterans' Day ceremonies last Sunday was a big blunder. The king will be in place next year:
“The division of labour we had this year was not good, therefore it’s clear that it will be different next year.”
Most commentators seem to believe Dagbladet's story that the king had wanted to take part in the ceremonies, but was talked into accepting the so-called "division of labour".

See Views and News from Norway's article Stoltenberg admits to medal error dated 11 May 2011.


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