Norway politician starts 3,000km commute

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Norway politician starts 3,000km commute

Progress Party politician Per Sandberg on Tuesday began one of Norway's most extreme daily commutes, flying 3160km every day from his home on Senja, the island in Northern Norway, to Oslo and back.


Sandberg, who is the party's leading anti-immigration campaigner, intends to keep up the commute thoughout coalition negotiations between the four right wing parties expected to form the next government. 
"I'll take the first flight at 6:40am from Bardufoss and then I take the last flight home at 20.45," he told Adressavisen. "It is not so easy when staying at Senja, but I've been away too much recently." 
"Moreover my wife had an operation on Thursday, and it is difficult to manage everything yourself when you're in plaster." 
Sandberg expects to keep up the commute for as long as three weeks, as the parties thrash out a joint position on difficult subjects such as oil drilling around the Lofoten islands, transport, and immigration. 


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