Talk:Centre Party (Norway)

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I would argue that SV (the Socialist Left Party) could also to some extent be seen as a green party, as it has been one of the parties in parliament that most consistently has supported environmentally friendly policies. Oddeivind 20:17, 30 May 2006 (UTC)


Why on Earth is this article within the scope of "wikiproject socialism"? That sounds like something right wing political opponents of the Centre Party might say.--Barend (talk) 08:52, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

My fault, was experimenting a bit, forgot to revert it. --TIAYN (talk) 11:41, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Importance and grammar of logo section[edit]

Wikipedia is not a news site, I find it questionable whether the new logo really warrants mention here until the controversy has died down. The text also contains some grammatical errors. (talk) 21:41, 8 December 2010 (UTC)W

Neutrality in lead section[edit]

I find this edit to violate WP:NPOV. It is clearly framing the party in a negative way. Also some of the content isn´t relevant in the lead section to the party´s article pr WP:LEAD, for instance the information that Norwegian farmers (allegedly) receive the highest subsidies in the world. Iselilja (talk) 16:58, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

I accept that my edit could have been more neutral, and I will rework it to reflect a more neutral point of view.

I disagree about the content not being relevant in the articles lead section. "It should define the topic, establish context, explain why the topic is notable, and summarize the most important points—including any prominent controversies." The Centre Parties polices represent a highly prominent controversy in Norway currently, notably their insistence to nearly triple prices of some imported cheeses and meats. This controversy extends beyond Norway to the EU, Norway's largest trading partner, which has threatened retaliatory sanctions. This has been widely covered in the Norwegian news in recent months, and has also received exposure in the international news. The existing article, The Centre Party's own website, and innumerable web sources indicate that farmers are a major part of the Centre Party's constituency. I included a citation from a reputable and respected news source (The Economist), showing that Norwegian farmers receive the highest subsidies in the world, this was no mere 'allegation.' — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:47, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

I think the word currently indicate part of the problem of placing the stuff about cheese/meats in the lead section. The lead section should offer a broad picture of the party and be relatively stable over time. Besides, being involved in political disputes is the standard for a political party and I don´t really see it as the kind of controversy that is referred to in your quote. The relationship to farmers/farmers´s organization may be more relevant for the lead section, since that has been a pretty stable part of the party´s identity. I would recommend you to look at how the lead section is written for other political parties, preferably the ones which are thoroughly covered at Wikipedia. Like Conservative Party (UK), Labour Party (UK), Republican Party (United States). I absolutely think this article would benefit from an expansion, and some changes in the content. You might consider starting a new section about the party´s platform. With regards, Iselilja (talk) 22:02, 29 October 2012 (UTC)


Yeah right... It — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:11, 5 February 2014 (UTC)


Yeah right... It's one of the least liberal parties represented in the Norwegian parliament, along with SV and KrF. Sp is a conservative, nationalist and traditionalist party. Actually, the youth organization recently proposed banning tobacco ( The three liberal parties of Norway are Høyre (liberal conservatism), Fremskrittspartiet (liberalism) and Venstre (social liberalism). -- (talk) 10:17, 5 February 2014 (UTC)