The former V-profile Marcus Knuth tells that it has been a difficult decision to switch to the Conservatives.
Friday, politician Marcus Knuth said goodbye to the Left for the benefit of The Conservatives, and according to him it has not been an easy decision.
- It has been a very difficult decision, because Jakob Ellemann-Jensen (the Liberal party president, red.) was him that took me into politics, and we have followed each other for many years.
But politics is about policy, and I have therefore chosen to follow my heart and pursue a more strict immigration policy than the Left has, says Marcus Knuth.
the Decision has been several months in the making and is rooted in the fact that Marcus Knuth does not agree with the Ellemann-Jensen on the value and immigration policy.
- This I have fought for, is a tight, responsible immigration policy, that ensures Denmark. That is the Left gone really, really far.
- But I feel that the time has come to put even more strongly, in relation to who gets Danish citizenship, and in relation to these rings and the deportation of criminal aliens, says Marcus Knuth.
- Everyone can see that værdipolitikken has divided the Left. You can just look at the debate about the burkha, which was one of the things I fought for that ban, and as Conservatives would have banned the burkha too many years ago, he says.
In the previous term was Marcus Knuth aliens and spokeswoman on integration for the Left in a long time and was a distinctive voice in udlændingedebatten. After the election, Knuth held the record as the arctic rapporteur. To the question of whether it plays into his decision about the shift, he answers:
It had been not unnaturally, that it had been the areas I was put in charge of. It was also what I went to the election on, says Marcus Knuth.
At the general election got Marcus Knuth 9523 votes.
- My constituents knew that I went to the options as a genuine værdikriger that fits on Denmark to crack down on crime and immigration, says Marcus Knuth.
He don't know yet what his future role will be with The Conservatives.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 29 November 2019, 10:00