Labour leaders call for room to negotiate

14th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

Labour leader Wouter Bos and chair of the parliamentary party, Marietta Hamer, have called on party members to give Labour room to negotiate with their coalition partners

UTRECHT - Speaking at the Labour Party's annual conference in Utrecht, Hamer told conference-goers she would regard motions sent in by members as assignments during the negotiations.

However, she gave no further details about the negotiations with the CDA and CU. She did call on CDA negotiator Piet Hein Donner to abandon cutback measures and invest in the economy.

Earlier, party members adopted Labour's integration memorandum.The document calls on the Labour party to continue working to end discrimination but not hesitate to describe problems accurately.

The memorandum adopted today is a revised version of an earlier document rejected as being too severe.

On Sunday, Labour Party members will discuss the economic crisis. It is generally expected that members will vote on a proposal to save money by postponing purchasing the new Joint Strike Fighter jet.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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