Posts Tagged: Sampo Terho

Reija Härkönen: Persu on persu, vaikka siniseksi maalattaisiin

Puolue nimeltä Sininen tulevaisuus on kovasti median huomion kohteena. Siksikö, että se on arvoiltaan ja ohjelmaltaan sellainen, että media kovin sitä kunnioittaa?

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Finland’s lost decade flirting with racism, fascism and the Perussuomalaiset party

Sampo Terho, minister culture, sport and European affairs, was elected on Saturday to chair Blue Reform, a Lilliputian party that split from the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* after their plush ministerial jobs were on the line after Jussi Halla-aho was elected PS chairperson in June. 

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Saturday was a day of marching neo-Nazis and coded populist anti-immigration rhetoric

 Blue Reform (formerly Perussuomalaiset*) MP Sampo Terho was interviewed on Saturday by YLE’s Ykköaamu talk show. Later in the day in Tampere, neo-Nazis and other fascists held demonstrations. 

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Defecting from a single-issue party like the PS of Finland

Pekka Sinisalo defects from the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* to the Blue Reform party because, under Jussi Halla-aho,  it is a single-issue party. Before the PS imploded in June, it was a supposedly a 1.5-issue party. The Finnish media forgets that the PS is the only party in modern Finnish history that decided to target and capitalize on Islamophobia

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Is there such a thing as a “new” and “old” Perussuomalaiset party?

Is there such a thing as a “new” and “old” Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party? If you ask Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and Minister Petteri Orpo there is. But if you are a migrant, asylum seeker or minority in Finland, it’s doubtful that you would make such a difference.  

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Sampo Terho’s and Jussi Hallo’s political calling to keep Finland white

Watching the A-studio debate between Sampo Terho and Jussi Halla-aho, the two candidates vying for the leadership of the Perussuomalaiset (PS)*, was a good example of how low Finland has stooped as a nation.

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Finland’s blind spot of bigotry and white privilege is the Perussuomalaiset

If there is one party that has brought out bigotry, racism and populist far-right ideology as of late it is the Perussuomalaiset (PS)*. But Finland is so much in denial about its bigotry and white privilege that it sees no harm in the PS. This means that the government will do little, except offer lip service on how to challenge social ills like racism.

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The old and new Cadillac model of Finnish PS racism

If you want to see how racism in Finland is like a Cadillac, check out two Perussuomalaiset (PS)* politicians below. One is of a dying breed and another one of a new Cadillac model, Sampo Terho.

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