PS claims it has sacked all of its racists and fascists from the party (sic!)

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Matti Putkonen said at a press conference Friday that comparing the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* to the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats was spreading hatred against the party. He went as far as to suggest that the attack against its office in Helsinki had something to do with such stories, reports tabloid Ilta-Sanomat

Putkonen, who was convicted for rape about 23 years ago, lost his temper when HBL journalist Susanna Ginman questioned his claim that all the racists and fascists had been sacked from the party.

Ginman asked why PS MEP Jussi Halla-aho, who was sentenced for ethnic agitation, wasn’t sacked from the party.

Putkonen snapped back and asked if she considered Halla-aho a racist.

The journalist answered in the affirmative.

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If Migrant Tales would have been present at the press conference, we’d respond in the same way as the HBL journalist did.

We don’t know what kind of a person Halla-aho is but if we check what he’s written, it’s clear that they are rife with racism.

I’d ask Putkonen as well about Suomen Sisu, a far-right association, about MP Juho Eerola, who admitted being attracted to Benito Mussolini’s fascism.

The chairman of Suomen Sisu, Olli Immonen, is a PS MP.

One of the reasons why the PS has been riddled by so many scandals is because too many of its members are racists and fascists.

The Finnish name for the Finns Party is the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The English names of the party adopted by the PS, like True Finns or Finns Party, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and xenophobia. We therefore prefer to use the Finnish name of the party on our postings.

  1. Yossie

    Why did PS had a press conference? Why didnt you bothered to share that? Was it because PS was a target of politically motivated violence by far left?

    You dont seem to be at all concerned that far left made an violent attack against political party aiming to silence their opinions. Why are you not concerned now about our nordic demogracy? Is it because you seem to echo the same sentiments: PS is racists and facists so our violence against them is justified?

    • Mark


      Our Nordic democracy is not at threat, not by the Far Left, and not by the Far Right. So why are you ranting?

      This site has said again and again that political violence is not justified, regardless of who carries it out. The problem is that attacks against PS voters pale in significance when compared to attacks and harassment of immigrants in Finland. The fact that you can assume some kind of equivalence here just goes to show how out of touch with reality you are.