The PS has found its political role model in the Sweden Democrats

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Tom Packalén is an example of how the good election result of the Sweden Democrats has invigorated him and the PS to start scapegoating migrants in Finland. Taking into account the poor result of the PS in the last presidentialmunicipal and EU electionsit’s clear that some PS MPs will do anything to get attention and hopefully votes.  

Even if the PS claim to not have any official contacts with the Sweden Democrats, they are perfect political soul mates. Both parties loathe migrants, especially those that aren’t white like them.

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Read full blog entry (in Finnish) here.


Packalén’s blog entry on Uusi Suomi is quite revealing not for its well-balanced points of view but because it scapegoats, generalizes and victimizes all migrants.

Packalén admits on the blog that his anti-immigration views were the reason why he went into politics.

Here are a few questions Migrant Tales would like to ask the PS MP:

  • You label the members of the youth gang on your blog entry as migrants but how many of these are Finns? Do you even know?
  • Finland has one of the lowest number of migrants in the European Union. From your anti-immigration perspective, doesn’t this mean that immigration policy has been “successful?”
  • You call these so-called migrant youth gangs “racist.” Do you have any what white racism is?
  • Instead of whining about “failed immigration policy,” what solutions do you want to bring to the table? In your blog entry you offer none.

Migrant Tales does not condone any type of violence but we don’t go around – like you – stressing and pinning the blame on all Finns when a crime is committed.

That, MP Packalén, is the difference between your opportunistic and populist claims and what we are saying.


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

    “Tom Packalén is an example of how the good election result of the Sweden Democrats has invigorated him and the PS to start scapegoating migrants in Finland”

    Wow… I just cant comprehend how you managed to link Sweden democrats into this. Maybe, just maybe, Packalen was invigorated by the news of immigrant gang having done over 70 cases of serious violence.

    “it scapegoats, generalizes and victimizes all migrants”

    Where exactly? He talks about finnish immigration politics and immigrant gangs. All migrants belong to these gangs?

    “we don’t go around – like you – stressing and pinning the blame on all Finns when a crime is committed”

    No, you just blame all those who don’t agree with your multicultural pipedream.

    In any case, what is most the shocking is how finnish police have handled this. Over 70 reported cases of serious unprovoked violence since at least june. Armed with knives and causing stabbing wounds. Yet we just now hear about this through a leak. Is this not a danger of such magnitude that would call for police to inform people about it?

    Also, is finnish police totally incompetent to do its work? Should the police be able to stop this kind of violence spree? Something is totally wrong with the system if police is unable to stop the assailants.

  2. intternetnetsi

    So again you fail to find racism…
    -Migrant gangs, mostly from “ethnic” + some finnish roma and maybe individual finns.
    – 73 reported assaults in short time, there has been random reports before + “mass fights” what were really mass assaults.
    – Targeted mainly if not only against native population.
    – Only interviewed victim told that “look blond” was reason to attack.

    Only thing what i can think is that you approve assaults against natives.