Danish minister for food doesn’t accept petitions

Source: Esben Lunde afviser indsamlinger: Simpelthen fordi

When asked why he doesn’t accept petitions Danish minister for food Esben Lunde Larsen replied:

As a minister I don’t accept petitions simply because I don’t want to. I simply don’t want to.

The simple reason is: Do you accept petitions with 10 signatures? Or with 10,000? When do you say yes or no?

Others are welcome to accept petitions. I respect that. But from day 1 as a minister I’ve said that I won’t. 

In one case a petition from Greenpeace was turned away.

(Translation shortened version of original.)

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