The Perussuomalaiset and Republicans: Two political clown shows in one

by , under Enrique Tessieri

The Republicans exposed the clown show in choosing, after six failed attempts, the speaker of the house. It is a mirror image of the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* parliamentary group. All there is personal political greed, simplistic 1+1=2 (non)solutions, and utter incompetence.

Today, Yle published its latest monthly opinion poll, which showed the PS overtaking the Social Democrats to become the second-most popular party after the National Coalition Party (Kokoomus).

What does the rising popularity of the PS reveal?

It reveals what it has always revealed: Finnish politics is contaminated by personal and party vendettas that have nothing or very little to do with simple tax-payers. Scapegoating all of Finland’s problems on non-white Finns is like calling the 1/6 insurrectionists innocent “tourists.”

And I didn’t mention racism and far-right nationalism.

That is another matter that the recent poll shows. Finnish voters are willing to get defenestrated to give the government a good sock in the face.

We’ll see who has the last laugh on this one.