Posts Tagged: Maria Tolppanen

An official apology for the racist and bigoted things politicians say and write today in Finland

What do politicians like Timo Soini, Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo, James Hirvisaari, Jussi Halla-aho, Juho Eerola, Olli Immonen, Jussi Niinistö, Maria Lohela, Tom Packalén, Olli Sademies, Freddy Van Wonterghem, Pentti Oinonen, Laura Huhtasaari, Terhi Kiemunki and many, many others have in common? They write a lot of racist and bigotted stuff. They are as well all or

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Finnish PS MP Tolppanen: Speaking in code and having a getaway plan after a racist statement

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Maria Tolppanen is a good example of how anti-immigration politicians speak in code to their voters and have an escape plan after making a racist comment. Tolppanen’s getaway plan is the period mark in her statement.   These types of statements are double-edged swords because they give public exposure to a politician. Politicians like Tolppanen

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