Danish MEP quits governing party over asylum policy

A Danish government plan to seize asylum seekers’ valuables has prompted a European parliamentarian to quit in disgust. Jens Rohde says he is defecting to the centrist Social Liberal Party. (Deutsche Welle)

Defending his decision to join the leftist political opposition, the Social-Liberal Party, Jens Rohde said the controversial plan and other laws cutting benefits for refugees showed the Liberals had lost their way and were pandering to the anti-immigrant Danish People’s Party (DF). (France24)