Ano Turtiainen: the PS doesn’t love me, I love the PS – watch me now eat my words

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Expelled from the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* parliamentary group for mocking George Floyd’s death in a tweet, he now said that he would want to return to his former parliamentary group.

A day after he was expelled from the parliamentary group earlier this month, Turtiainen was adamant: “I am not going to request joining [the parliamentary group] again, but they can come to ask me with cap in hand,” he said according to Yle.

But things are now different since Turtiainen has had a change of heart. He wants to join again the parliamentary group that ejected him.

Eating his words, Turtiainen appears like a mouse pulling petals and singing a familiar tune: The PS loves me, I don’t love the PS, the PS loves me…

Read the full story (in Finnish) here.

The PS asked Turtiainen if he wanted to join the parliamentary group. If he didn’t, the PS was ready to expell him from the party.

Tough-looking persons like Turtiainen aren’t as tough as they seem, even if they try to show off their macho-man persona with racist posts.

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