Fædrelandsvennen - Hilde Wøhni Joakimsen - 4 Dec 2021 (or Book ver. )
Anita Bjørnevig Knutsen told about shame and despair over sky-high electricity prices at the Debate on NRK1 this week. The reactions were not long in coming.
LYNGDAL: - I am overwhelmed by all the charity in society, and I feel incredibly lucky, she says to Fædrelandsvennen.
The 31-year-old, who lives in Lyngdal, has had very busy days after she appeared on TV with her despair over high electricity prices.
- The phone has not been idle. Messages are ticking in, and people are calling all the time. I get messages on Facebook and Instagram, and unfortunately I do not reach everywhere at the moment, she says.
Fredrik Solvang is a Norwegian journalist at NRK. He is the host of the Debate on NRK1, for which he took over the role of host in March 2018 after Ingunn Solheim became a news anchor in Dagsrevyen. Before that, he was the host of Dagsnytt 18 on NRK P2 and a political journalist in Dagsrevyen.
The mother of a small child appeared in the Debate on NRK1, where she said that the high electricity prices hit her hard personally.
- I have received a lot of response, and this has been very touching, says Anita Bjørnevig Knutsen.
She went a few rounds with herself, her family and her daughters before she decided to take part in the Debate.
- This is a vulnerable topic, but I'm glad I did. It shows that I am not alone in feeling that I am in a bad situation. There are many who experience the same thing, but who do not dare to say it out loud. But now they can say it out loud to me, she says.
The 32-year-old has two daughters and lives in his own apartment in Lyngdal.
A few years ago she became ill, and now she goes on work assessment allowance (AAP) which makes up 66 percent of the salary as an authorized dental health secretary.
Anita Bjørnevig Knutsen now works part-time at Farsund dental clinic, and she is literally in the process of working her way back into working life.
During the Debate, she talked about how tough everyday life is now for her and her two daughters.
- I have to spin and save on everything. We all too often eat velvet porridge, noodles and cheap tomato soup. The girls' rooms are cold, and that's where they'll play, have fun, and be visited by friends. On Monday, I measured the temperature in one of the rooms to 13 degrees, says Knutsen, who has received a lot of response, and several media have mentioned her visit to the Debate.
The host of the Debate, Fredrik Solvang, was also affected by Knutsen's story.
- I am very grateful that she got in touch, and asked that this topic be addressed. Our program should be for the people, and we depend on people like Anita to present their story. The last few days have been very moving, Solvang tells Fædrelandsvennen.
He is not surprised by the enormous response Knutsen from Lyngdal has received.
- We have been degraded by people who want to help her, and at times I have felt like a switchboard for Anita. It's great that people want to help, but at the same time I feel a distaste. It should not be the case in Norway today that one should be dependent on charity to live normal lives. This is a structural problem in society, not a poverty problem, says Fredrik Solvang.
On Wednesday, he posted a post on his Facebook page.
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Among other things, he writes this:
"Yesterday, the brave Anita Bjørnevig Knutsen stood up and told half a million Debate viewers that the electricity bills will hurt her and her finances. She said that electricity prices are crushing the Norwegian working class. After the Debate, many have signed me up and offered to pay her electricity bill. "
Minister of Petroleum and Energy Marte Mjøs Persen (Labor Party) and Kirsti Bergstø from SV also participated in the Debate on Tuesday night. Anita Bjørnevig Knutsen from Lyngdal had a clear message for them.
- Any of you can make my budget work. Electricity prices are crushing the Norwegian working class. What you call the green shift and environmental policy is a policy that is harmful to health for most people, Knutsen said.
To Fædrelandsvennen she elaborates:
- To speak for the people, you must also be part of the people. I may have given the people a voice now, and I am completely speechless over the response my behavior has received and that people open up to me and show me confidence, she says.
She hopes to have time to respond to anyone who has approached her.
- People are freezing and scared. There are families with young children, people living alone, elderly people and people with newborn babies in cold houses. These are ordinary people who are now affected by something as unfair as excessive electricity bills. Everyone knows someone who is having a hard time now with the high electricity prices. I get chills because it should be like that, she says.
Fredrik Solvang - NRK
Yesterday, the brave Anita Bjørnevig Knutsen stood up and told half a million Debatten viewers that the electricity bills will hurt her and her finances. She said that electricity prices are crushing the Norwegian working class. After the Debate, many have signed me up and offered to pay her electricity bill.
Anita even contacted me completely unsolicited on Monday. She explained that she was desperate and desperate, felt a little stupid writing to me, but asked for help finding a solution for her and so many others. She wrote about the velvet porridge or noodles she sat and watched her girls eat for dinner - with a lump in her throat. She described the fear of debt collection and that all security in life will disappear if she is not paid by the due date. NOK 3,000 in extra bill overturns her budget.
Anita is still on her way home to Sørlandet after her visit to Oslo. She does not yet know how many she touched, because ironically, the charging cord of her phone cracked. But only if she gets power on the battery again, she will understand.
I am so happy that the Debate is perceived as a place where ordinary people are taken seriously and where they get to meet the politicians who have decided how their everyday life should be. It's a piece of democracy in practice, and I'm also proud to have caring viewers with big hearts and thinking heads.
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Her story and her commitment have touched people, and the Facebook group "We who demand cheaper electricity" has engaged. The Facebook group is based in Kristiansand, and Frank Salvesen is the administrator.
- Anita Bjørnevig Knutsen gives a face to a gigantic problem, which politicians now have to deal with, says Salvesen.
"We who demand cheaper electricity", has over 320,000 members on Friday morning, and the number of members is rising steadily. Salvesen reacted resolutely after the Debate on Tuesday, and a Spleis was created for Knutsen.
- Anita Bjørnvig Knutsen now receives over 30,000 kroner from us. She should not think about the electricity bill this year or next year. It is commendable what she has done, she is a folk hero, says Salvesen.
Knutsen himself is very touched by the Spleis gift.
- I feel lucky. Because I dared to speak out, I can now celebrate Christmas with Christmas lights an e on. But I'm a person. There are an incredible number of people who are much worse off than me. I have been confirmed in recent days, and I feel sorry for people. I receive this financial support with a good-bad feeling, she says.
In recent days, she has received countless messages that she stood up and told about how the electricity bills give her anxiety and a feeling of shame.
- A bill of 3000 kroner overturns my entire budget. And even more electricity bills are on the way. It is extra painful and difficult as Christmas approaches. This does not only apply to me. This applies to very, very many others who are much worse off than me. When the messages ticked in after the broadcast on Tuesday, I just thought "Wow!". There was massive feedback and I knew it was coming. I also knew I was tough enough to stand in what might come.
I do it because people need a voice and a face that can face this, and that politicians understand that this does not work. It can not be corrected in the long run, this must be corrected now.
People get sick, harmful policies are pursued at the same time as they want to give themselves a double wage increase. Then we sit here and freeze. Politicians do not have ground contact, she believes.
Political editor in Nordlys, Skjalg Fjellheim, is among those who can get involved after Knutsen's story in the Debate.
In a comment , he writes, among other things, this :
"With razor-sharp precision, the woman from Lyngdal put into words the unrest hundreds of thousands of Norwegians feel. The insane paradox is flashing at us all: Hydropower, which costs 20 øre to produce, is sold for four to six kroner per kilowatt hour. While the magazine owners - the state and the power companies - sweep in money, Norwegians become poorer. We read about people who freeze and starve, who can not afford Christmas presents, who do not wash clothes or themselves. It is a dramatic situation that Norwegian society has not been in at any time since we began to bring welfare up from the North Sea. "
Frank Salvesen in "We who demand cheaper electricity" tells of great frustration and an enormous anger among those who react to the high electricity prices.
- We must approve all posts, and now have over 1000 posts pending. Someone needs to be deleted from the group, and we have added a 70-80 word filter, which immediately notifies us that the post will be deleted. These are insults from the opposite side of the house of prayer, he says.
Salvesen tells about desperate people who make contact.
- It is hefty for us to read about all the fates, the electricity bills will crush society. Electricity and grid rent are like death, it affects everyone, says Frank Salvesen, administrator of the Facebook group "We who demand cheaper electricity".
Anita Bjørnevig Knutsen is herself a member of this group, and hopes that her openness on TV can make politicians take action.
- Before, it was social clients who had to ask for help with the electricity bill. Now there are ordinary people, like me, who have to desperately ask for help. And you can not go to the debt collection companies to say that you refuse to pay the electricity bill, because you disagree with the choices politicians step over our heads.
If my story in the Debate can put pressure on them, that's fine. If the charity I have received now had been reflected in the state budget - we would have seen a completely different state budget today. A budget for the people, she says.
Hilde Wøhni Joakimsen - Published: Saturday 4 December 2021 at 04:14
Hilde Wøhni Joakimsen was the host of Norsk Tipping's Lotto, Viking Lotto and Joker broadcasts on NRK from 6 March 1999 to 31 July 2010. She is from Honningsvåg, and started at Radio Nordkapp when she was 12 years old. Later she worked for Finnmarksposten and Finnmark Dagblad.
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