Posts Tagged: Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo

The Perussuomalaiset is a racist and far right party because…

No matter how much Perussuomalaiset (PS)* Matti Purkonen, MP Sampo Terho or Timo Soini assure us that they are against racism and fascism, the more they incriminate their party. Renouncing racism and far right ideology would be tantamount to committing political hara-kiri for the PS.

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Thank you Timo Soini and Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo for showing us (again) how big of a social ill racism is in Finland

Imagine how a political party like the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* can destroy with their xenophobic and populist sound bites not only the credibility of a government that’s planning to slash billions of euros but the good name of this country abroad.

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Perussuomalaiset label fleeing refugees to Europe as economic migrants and welfare shoppers

PS party secretary Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo said today on Suomen Uutiset, a PS publication, that four out of five people that flee to Europe from Northern Africa and the Middle East aren’t refugees but economic migrants and welfare shoppers.

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PS party secretary Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo claims racism to be “a matter of interpretation”

In one of the most incredible statements yet by Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo, the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party secretary was quoted as saying on MTV3 that the term racism should be defined more clearly since it can mean many things to different people.

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Why you should not call the Perussuomalaiset “the Finns Party”

Finland will become the third country in the EU along with Belgium and Greece that will have a populist and anti-EU party in government, according to The Guardian of London. The daily describes the Finns Party as far right. Just like Migrant Tales, it uses the acronym PS but mentions the official English name of

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The source of the 1.5 billion-euro-claim for “the cost of migration” is none other than the PS

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* chairman Timo Soini, party secretary Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo and Matti Putkonen gave a press conference Friday where they claimed that “the cost of migration” and development aid totaled up to 2.7 billion euros.  Migrant Tales wrote that when these figures were drawn out of a PS hat, not one reporter at the press conference asked

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The PS of Finland once again reveals its hostility towards migrants and cultural diversity

One of the most interesting matters to watch about the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party is how their explanations and arguments change to hide their hostile and xenophobic stances against migrants and Finland’s ever-growing cultural diversity. PS party secretary Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo was quoted as saying on YLE that Finland should stop development aid and end welfare to refugees

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Trade Union Pro leader affair: PS leadership claims it is a victim of hate speech

Perussuomalaiset (PS) party secretary Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo put her two cents on tabloid Ilta-Sanomat Tuesday by stating that Antti Rinne is guilty of hate speech against her party. One matter is an MP filing police charges against a person for having an opinion and the other is for the party leadership to back such action.    Migrant

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