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On the left wing, we have - if we stretch the definition of 'left wing' a bit - three parties: The Socialists. The Popular Socialists and the Social Democrats. For various domestic reasons, the Socialists do not currently seem like a viable party at the moment, which leaves us with the Popular Socialists and the Social Democrats.
Then we have the right-wing bloc composed of - from left to right - the Liberals, the Conservatives and New Alliance (essentially a bought-and-paid-for attempt by rich biznizmen to inject Reagan-style voodoo economics into Danish politics, from which they have been thankfully absent for the last decade or so).
Lastly there are two parties, the Danish Popular Party and the Social Liberals who are aligned with the right-wing and left-wing blocs, respectively, but cannot really be counted as belonging there in any meaningful sense - the fact that they are aligned in that way is more of a historical artifact.
So, if you're a leftist, you basically have the choice between the Popular Socialists and the Social Democrats. That means that you can impose one (1) absolute constraint on your choice of party. That constraint is not going to be EU policy.
If you're in the rightist bloc, you've got a bit more choice - at least if you consider the Conservatives a long-term viable party, something I'm not entirely sure I do. But the fundamental picture is the same - Union policy has to be either second or third (after fiscal and taxation policy, of course) on your list of priority policy areas to even be in the running when it comes to selecting party.
And I usually think that we have a rather diverse political spectrum...
Austerity can only be implemented in the shadow of a concentration camp.
I suppose if I were in Denmark I'd lean towards the Social Liberals of Radikale Venstre.
Only until you saw their taxation policy. Oh, and I'm not very happy about their view of schools either. But that's for another time.
OTOH, I'd say that imploding is a bit harsh. It'd be more accurate to say that they're splitting clear down the middle.
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