Another controversy is coming up.
Trods protester: Dronningen skal sælge Danmark i Tyrkiet
As you may recall M&F's visit to Saudi Arabia in particular caused quite a bit of controversy and still does for that matter. It dented the image of M&F, unfairly.
It doesn't help that the former Foreign Minister, Martin Lidegaard, in the former government has said that he knew nothing about the plans about sending M&F to Arabia. - That despite the serious newspaper Berlingske having revealed that meetings on very high civil-service level regarding M&F's taking part in the visit took place several times and they they discussed that there might be a controversy.
It is next to unthinkable that the Foreign Minister, the Minister for Trade and the Prime Minister were not informed. But politicians are politicians...
Anyway, later this year QMII will go on an official visit to Turkey, where she will naturally meet with President Erdogan.
Amazingly the Parliament in general think that's a great idea, despite the fact the Erdogan is perhaps not the most popular person in Europe right now and his politics and involvement in the Syrian mess is something no one appears to wish to talk about. That he seems intent on turning Turkey away from it's secular core values is another matter, not to mention him opressing journalists and critics, not only in Turkey but outside Turkey as well.
But in the holy name of export, it seems a great idea to embarrass QMII. And the politicians we have are unlikely to support QMII much against the criticism there will
I half hope QMII will go down with the "flu", but then they'll probably embarrass M&F instead.
- There have been loads of interesting articles, also in the more serious papers, about the DRF in the past couple of weeks.
I haven't written about here on TRF, partly because I felt burned out and partly because the TRF has changed IMO.
There does not appear to be that much interest among the TRF-readers for hard back-ground info any more. Which has made me wonder whether it is time to move board.
Pictures, clips and fashion is working great here on TRF. And that's fine and fun.
But summaries, translations and background info would perhaps be more of interest elsewhere.