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The foreign body of Co-op is more than a mere opposition party. Because it has, once again, dragged the socialist movement into a skirmish over the question of the constitutional reform. This is a party that has for three years approached political life from a rather uncooperative attitude which has not sought to work in collaboration with the socialists. In the course of the struggle which has come to a head within the next two years, the fate of socialism in Norway will be decided. This is a fact that any socialist who takes an interest in politics ought to keep in mind. This in no way affects the fact that the socialists of Norway are for a constitutional reform; because it has grown apparent with the so-called Grand Coalition that the conservatives too are for such a reform. However, they want to take it a step further by a complete revision of the Constitution. The socialists have clearly indicated that such a reform must remain confined within the limits of a renovation of the existing Constitution and of a revision of the Constitution on a national scale. If the conservatives should succeed in their attempts and should succeed in getting a revision of the Constitution, they will have not only scrapped the new Norwegian Constitution but also set back for many years the goals that have been set for Norway. It is on this ground that we want to emphasize that in the course of the struggle which has been engendered by the conservative plans for a constitutional reform, it will be important for the working class forces to show their strength. So that they do not slip into the hands of the conservatives and are not made a helpless tool by the conservatives’ determination to drive the socialist forces from Norwegian politics. We must not be fooled by the formula that the conservatives are willing to give more and more socialist forces a seat at the table in the round table of Norwegian politics. The real danger in the round table is not in the recruitment of the socialists, but in the fact that the socialist forces have so far not understood the danger that exists and so has not taken a stand against the conservative plans for constitutional reform. There are socialist forces who under the pretext of a fighting together with the socialists, are doing everything possible to ensure that the conservatives reach their goal of the revision of the Norwegian Constitution. This is precisely what every Norwegian worker must not forget when he takes part in the general strike and all day 0b46394aab