THIS STORY WAS UPDATED.
36.3%* of Finnish MEP candidates (85/234) who answered Alma Media’s election compass stated that they either “strongly disagree,” “disagree” are “neutral” (have no opinion) concerning the following 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?”
In my opinion, the question is clear and does not leave any doubt about what politicians think about human dignity.
Should the EU save the lives of all those migrants who are at risk of drowning? Absolutely.
Read the full Rescue at Sea report here.
Silence is one matter that has emerged after the “let them drown” list was published. After an MEP candidate of the Perussuomalaiset* party found her name on the list answered: “All kinds of things they publish.”
Election compasses need more good questions to know what politicians think about human dignity and human rights.
I suggest to Alma Media the following question:
“What is your opinion of human rights?”
Answer: (1) Human rights are passé and need to be shelved;
(2) Human rights should remain unchanged;
(3) Human rights should be strengthened.
It is sad to watch how much Finland is losing the high moral ground.
* In the first posting, we incorrectly stated 41%.