Finland’s Finance Minister Alexander Stubb is a huge disappointment

by , under Enrique Tessieri

What has happened to National Coalition Party (NCP) Minister of Finance Alexander Stubb? In March 2011 he took a strong stand against the xenophobia that was and still is gripping  Finland.

He characterized over four years ago, when he was foreign minister, Finland’s ongoing debate on immigration and immigrants as “oppressive,” according to tabloid Iltalehti.

Today, I must admit that Stubb is a huge disappointment. From giving the image of being open-minded to diversity he now seems more like a politician interested in power and personal gain than the interests of everyone living in Finland never mind Europe.

Imagine, he became part of the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* anti-EU chorus that wanted Greece out of the euro.

Instead of jumping on PS bandwagons why doesn’t Stubb speak out against the “oppressive” atmosphere against Swedish-speaking Finns who are moving to Sweden because they don’t feel welcome in this country?

With politicians like Stubb, who should know better, Foreign Minister Timo Soini and Prime Minister Jari Sipilä, where is Finland heading?

Even if politicians will sell their ideals like eager used car salesmen, there will always be us who will not forget the reckless path these politicians have placed us on.

That path spells isolation, petty natonalism with a very strong dose of “us” and “them” in the toxic mix.

The Finnish name of the Finns Party is the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The English-language names adopted by the PS, like True Finns or Finns Party, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and xenophobia. We therefore prefer to use the Finnish name of the party on our postings.

 

 

  1. MattiR2106

    “like a politician interested in power and personal gain”…. oh really. Well now, exactly how many POOR and altruistic leftist politicians have you seen in Finland’s political arena…. each one hangs on to the death for their perks as MP’s in the Finnish parliament. If indeed, your favourite politicians were so squeaky clean (as you’d like) I’d expect them to live like they preach …. nothing converts a leftist to (secret) capitalism than a fat state salary with tax-free allowances to boot ….. but the BS about your having to live by the leftist code is the ongoing battle cry….. Sounds an awful lot like the JUNTA politics of certain South American republics whose names escape me at this moment…..

  2. MattiR2106

    As for Swedish-speaking citizens of Finland going to their ‘mother’ country…. terve menoa….. Hope they all move to Rosengård in Malmö…. I hear they are very receptive to Swedes in those parts…..not to mention burned-apartments…. left abandoned by Swedish Jews who have left the country…. now why on earth would they do that….. Oh sorry… just musing out loud…. but forgot my place…. Peaceful Jews are not the focal point of your website….. it is more about militant migrants who are here to shit on “xenophobic” Finns…. You, from the southern hemisphere will teach these northern hayseeds all about diversity…. Esos finlandeses …. hijos de puta ……

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