On Monday 17 July, Alex Bodry, head of the LSAP parliamentary group, has said that policies matter, not ministerial posts.
Pictured: Alex Bodry in 2015
Photo: Christophe Olinger
Bodry: we defend social policies
The head of the socialist parliamentary group Alex Bodry, defended the government’s record and especially that of his own party.
The LSAP reviewed the 2016-2017 activities in parliament on Monday 17 July.
In light of the 2018 parliamentary elections, the LSAP needed to focus on social policies, not on ministerial posts.
“It’s not about distributing ministerial posts, but choosing policies which we want to implement”, declared Bodry, referring to Etienne Schneider's earlier statements that he was ready to become prime minister in 2018, if his party won.
The main thing was to come up with a manifesto with clear lines and which would position the LSAP as “the party for social justice and for the European Union,” Bodry said.
Reflecting back, Alex Bodry stated that the work of the DP-LSAP-Déi Gréng coalition had advanced well, whether it was the tax reform, social reforms or those related to families.
These reforms are part of the governmental strategy based on the Rifkin study and on the reform of the territorial development: “We don’t just look at what is happening, we follow a long-term policy.”
The head of the parliamentary LSAP criticised the opposition CSV for its “weak” opposition. The CSV kept criticising reforms which it essentially supported.
Bodry said that “the CSV wants us to save €1 billion in state spending, but does not suggest anything other than additional spending.”
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