Today’s front pages – Thursday, March 21

The Copenhagen Post’s daily digest of what the Danish dailies are reporting on their front pages

Hundreds of S, SF local party members against teacher lockout

Local government association KL's threat to lock out teachers has little support from local Socialdemokraterne (S) and Socialistisk Folkeparti (SF) party members. A survey by Politiken Research showed that 56 percent of the 459 local party members from S and SF disagree with KL’s lockout threat and over half disapprove of how KL is negotiating with the teachers' union, Danmarks Lærerforening. However, of the 924 total local party members of all party affiliations, 53 percent sided with KL in the ongoing negotiations. – Politiken

Politician exodus weakening SF

Socialistisk Folkeparti has been severely weakened after a number of its young and promising politicians jumped ship to join Socialdemokraterne. The prime reason for the exodus leaving stems from lingering discontent over current party leader Annette Vilhelmsen's victory over Astrid Krag back in October 2012. Since then the party has been severely weakened by the departures of Mattias Tesfaye, Jesper Petersen, Emilie Turunen, Nanna Westerbye and Kasper Bjerring, to mention a few. – Jyllands-Posten

Danske Bank's suprise sackings

Danske Bank fired the entire leadership of its corporate finance department on Tuesday, including its global head, Anders Bønding. Aside from Bønding, three other directors and an assistant director were also let go. The sackings came a day after the bank’s general assembly and just weeks after the bank also fired Henrik Madsen, who was in charge of equity capital markets. Nicholas Rohde, a banking analyst from investment firm Niro Invest, was surprised, calling the move “dramatic”. – Børsen

More shootings and arrests last night

Three men are being held by police after they were arrested last night for their roles in the latest shooting episode in Copenhagen’s northwest suburbs. A total of six shots were fired on Frederiksborgvej although no-one was hit. The shootings are the latest chapter in the ongoing gang wars currently afflicting Copenhagen. There have been nearly 100 shots fired off in various incidents over the past two weeks. – TV2 News