Migrant Tales’ shameful “let them drown” list of Finnish MEP candidates

by , under Enrique Tessieri

THIS POST WAS UPDATED.

Picturing morality without empathy is tough.

Anniina

The Alma Median EU election compass shows that (85/234) MEP candidates of the Perussuomalaiset* and National Coalition Party as the most eager to allow migrants drown in the Mediterranean. Even a neutral, or no opinion answer, is problematic. Does it mean that you are quiet and look the other way when people drown?

EU election compass 13/20 question: “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?”

Who are these MEP candidates, who don’t care if a person drowns in the Mediterranean?

Here is a story about a person who almost died when crossing the Mediterranean.


Children also drown in the Mediterranean. On the left is Alain Kurdi and on the right a little girl. During 2014-2019 there were a total of 18,328 people (2019 410, 2018 2,299, 2017 3,139, 2016 5,143, 2015 5,054, 2014 3,283) died who attempted o cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Here is the link.

Here is Migrant Tales’ shameful “let them drown” list of Finnish MEP candidates:

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 TYNKKYNEN
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

I 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 HAMO-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

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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