Migrant Tales dedicates the following video to Finnish “let them drown” Euro election candidates

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Here is a video Migrant Tales would like to dedicate to the “let them drown” Euro election candidates. 

Did you know that 36.3% of Finnish MEP candidates who answered (85/234)  Alma Media’s election compass stated that they either “strongly disagree,” “disagree” or are “neutral” (have no opinion) about the following claim: “Is it the obligation of the EU to save all those migrants who attempt to come to Europe and who are at risk of drowning in the Mediterranean?”

In plain English, it means that these MEP candidates below don’t mind if people drown, or had no opinion if humans drown in the Mediterranean.

Their opinion is shameful. It exposes their political opportunism and chicanery.

Know the names of the candidates. Don’t vote for them.

Perussuomalaiset*

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

SIMO GRÖNROOS
TEUVO HAKKARAINEN
ILPO HELTOMOINEN 
LAURA HUHTASAARI
ASSERI KINNUNEN
LAURA KORPINEN
OLLI KOTRO 

MAURI PELTOKANGAS
MIKA RAATIKAINEN
MIRA NIEMINEN 
 SAMULI SIBAKOFF
SEBASTIAN RYNKKYEN
TANJA VAHVELAINEN 
MATTI VIREN 

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

ARTO LUUKKANEN
MINNA REIJONEN
PIRKKO RUOHONEN-LERNER

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

KARRI OLLILA
MINNA PARTANEN

National Coalition Party

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

PIIA KURKI

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

HENNA VIRKKUNEN
LEENA ZITTLING
JYRKI KOIVIKKO
KIMMO SASI
SAMI YLI-RAHNASTO

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

EIJA-RIITA KORHOLA
JANIKA TAKATALO
MATILDA AF HÄLLSTRÖM

Center Party

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

None

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

JANNE KAISANLAHTI
ANNINA RUOTTU
PETRA SCHULZE STEINEN
ANNA SIRKIÄ

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

MIIKKAEL AZAIZE
RAUL KAJAK
OLLI NYBERG

Christian Democrats

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

None

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

MIKA EBELING
ESA ERÄVALO
KITTI KUMPULAINEN

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

SARI ESSAYAH

Social Democratic Party

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

None

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

NIKO ESKELINEN

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

None

Swedish People’s Party

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

None

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

FILIP HAMRO-DROTZ

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

FILIP BJÖRKLÖF
MARTIN NORRGÅRD
MAX SCHULMAN

Left Alliance and Green League

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

None

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

None

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

None

SMALL PARTIES

Animal Justice Party

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

Ei yhtään

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

None

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

ANNE PUTTONEN

Junes Lokan valitsijayhdistys

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

JUNES LOKKA

Kansalaispuolue

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

PIIA KATTELUS
SAMI KILPELÄINEN

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

VESA LEVONEN
SANNA VÄLIMÄKI
OLLI-PEKKA WALLIN

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

MATTI YLITALO

The Liberal Party – Freedom to Choose

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

AMOS AHOLA
ANTON MUROLA
JUSSI MÄKIPELTO
KAJ TORRKULLA

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

TEA TÖRMÄNEN
SEVERI VIROLAINEN

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

RAIJA VIRTA

Pirate Party of Finland

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

None

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

JANNE PAALIJÄVI

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

TAPANI KARVINEN
ARTO LAMPILA
SAGA NYRÉN

Seitsemän tähden liike

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

BARBARA FAGERSTRÖM
PETER FRYCKMAN
PETRI KAIVANTO
TIINA KESKIMÄKI
PAAVO VÄYRYNEN

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

JANNE AHONEN
MARTTI ISSAKAINEN
JUSSI NURMI

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

SATU JAATINEN
KIMMO KAUTIO
PIRKKO TURPEINEN-SAARI

Blue Reform

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

KARI AALTONEN
ARI JALONEN

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

TIINA AHVA
KAIJA-LIISA SAVOLAINEN

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

None

Finland First

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

OLLI HEIKKILÄ
OLLI JUNTUNEN
MERKO KANERVISTO
MARI KOSONEN
TUUKKA PENSALA
PERTTI PIIRTO
SAKARI ROMUNEN
SAMI SALONEN
LIISA SIRAINEN
JENNI UOTILA
TARMO VIENOVIRTA
MARCO DE WIT

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

PEKKA HARRI

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

None

Feminist Party and The Finnish Communist Party

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

None

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

None

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

The Perussuomalaiset (PS) party imploded on June 13, 2017, into two factions, the PS and New Alternative, which is now called Blue Reform. In the last parliamentary election, Blue Reform has wiped off the Finnish political map when they saw their numbers in parliament plummet from 18 MPs to none. A direct translation of Perussuomalaiset in English would be something like “basic” or “fundamental Finn.” Official translations of the Finnish name of the party, such as Finns Party or True Finns, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and racism. We, therefore, at Migrant Tales prefer to use in our postings the Finnish name of the party once and after that the acronym PS.

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