Poll supports PS’ negative stand on immigration

by , under Enrique

What value does the following news story offer: Sixty percent of Finns support cutbacks on spending that is linked with international agreements such as development aid, immigration costs, and green-house gas emissions, according to Helsingin Sanomat, the country’s largest daily. 

Matti Putkonen of the Perussuomalaiset (PS) Party said that the findings of the poll are “to a surprising degree” in line to the party’s stand on such issues.

The PS calculates that spending on immigration, climate change and energy subsidies total 3.5 billion euros annually.

Putkonen said that Finland should put its house in order before helping others.

Migrant Tales has written before about such no-brainer polls. Any country you ask, irrespective if they have many or few immigrants, will most likely give you the same answer: We have too many immigrants.

At the most, the Helsingin Sanomat poll reinforces what we already know about the PS and their stands on immigration and cultural diversity.

Putkonen’s comment, that Finland should put its house in order before helping others, is another way of saying that we will never help others.

  1. JM

    “Any country you ask, irrespective if they have many or few immigrants, will most likely give you the same answer: We have too many immigrants.”

    I think this is pretty much universal. Take Vietnam for example, last time I’ve checked they’ve got over 91 million people there out of which foreign born are approx. 30,000 (that’s less than 0.01% of the total population). The country is (relatively) homogenous and yet I’ve heard anti-immigration sentiment mentioned.

    One would assume that a very large ethnically diverse country with a long history of immigration wouldn’t have an issue with immigration, but as we know from the United States, that’s not the case.

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