Cartoons? I see no cartoons!

OK, so Denmark’s conservatives are delighted; they won a snap election convincingly. But they are now faced with a probby; a new party has appeared on the scene, and they are considering the desirability of forming a coalition with it.

However, it’s headed by a Palestinian refugee; as the BBC says, a coalition with their far-right friends and this lot might be unstable. Well, yes; the New Alliance’s publicly declared aim is to oppose the DPP’s influence wherever it raises its head. The Guardian memorably described them as a damp squid, but I suspect they didn’t mean a sinisterly intelligent tentacled horror from the deep about to tear the political establishment’s head off.

But, well, another liberal party is much to be welcomed, and there’s something nice about the idea of joining the coalition in order to counterbalance it.