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Major Copenhagen daily publishes interview with Tom Gillesberg about the world financial collapse in their election day print edition.


Today, election day in Denmark, Berlingske Tidende published in their election coverage on page 7 in their print edition and also again in their internet edition, the same interview they had previously only had in their internet edition. This is the most indepth interview about the financial crisis during the entire election campaign for any of our candidates. An English translation follows below.

This is the same newspaper which has the printed articles previously reported by their Brussels correspondent calling for a new Bretton Woods agreement, and the interview with the CEO of the largest Danish bank, The Danish Bank, characterizing the international financial system as having had a stroke.

Addition election coverage in the last few days for the indenpendent candidaties of Schiller Institute activists:

  • A very good interview on TV2 east Jutland with Janus Kramer Møller, including statements that if there were no intervention to deal with the international financial collapse, we face a financial Armageddon, and a tour to a bridge above railway tracks, where Janus explained how maglev technology works; to about his character as one who is not afraid to ask questions.
  • An article in the second major Århus newspaper's internet edition, Århus Stiftende, about Janus Kramer Møller  being the only independent candidate in Århus.

English translation of interview with Tom Gillesberg in today's Berlingske Tidende:

"What are you up to, Tom Gillesberg," is the title.

You are running as an independent with the slogan After the financial crash, maglev across the Kattegat. What are you really up to?

I am warning that there is a financial crash underway -- and that is very dramatic in an of itself. But it is not the end of the world, we just have to rethink and not just make fast money. We should start long-term infrastructure projects which reach into the future. For Denmark, the next big spring is to build a national maglev net.


It will have a greater significance for Denmark then the Great Belt bridge had. Suddenly, all of the big cities will be less than an hours travel time between each other – beginning with Århus-Copenhagen in 25 minutes.

Your politics are based on that a financial crash is coming?

A financial crash is just as sure as amen in the church, we just don’t know how long the priest will speak, before the crash comes. Therefore, we have to prepare ourselves for how we can protect our economy against the harmful effects of the international financial crash which is already underway.

If you come to decide, should be choose welfare, maglev or tax cuts?

We should invest in the future – including maglev – but that also increases the productivity of the Danish economy, so we, at the same time, can afford welfare, and even, tax cuts, if we in the future would like that. But the most important it that we can live good lives – not to have a lot of money in our hands right now.

Do you have any ultimate demands? [requirements to cooperate with other parties]

Yes. That the population comes before the financial speculators.

Who will you cooperate with?

With all [the parties]. An just now, all of the parties are ignoring these problems, but in the coming months, it will no longer be possible.

Where do you stand politically?

Outside of the normal scale. The most important is to secure the general welfare, which means to take care of the entire population – and that the state therefore, has a special role to initiate those investments which can ensure that all of us can have a higher standard of living. Not just today, but also in the long run.

When is the financial crash coming?

That is the big question. But a good estimate is the end of this year or the beginning of next year.

So we should start the maglev project now?

Yes, we should already start to discuss these great projects now, as it takes time to plan, before they are built.

What is your background?

I have a gymnasium degree in ancient languages, but necessity teaches a naked man to understand economy. So I am clothed to solve the problems we are standing before.