The European elections on Sunday elected 13 MEPs from Finland. Three of them were Migrant Tales “let them drown” Euro candidates.
Did you know that 36.3% of Finnish MEP candidates who answered (85/234) Alma Media’s election compass stated that they either “strongly disagree,” “disagree” or are “neutral” (have no opinion) about the following claim: “Is it the obligation of the EU to save all those migrants who attempt to come to Europe and who are at risk of drowning in the Mediterranean?”
In plain English, it means that these MEP candidates below don’t mind if people drown, or had no opinion if humans drown in the Mediterranean.
Shameful and cowardly.
All those newly elected MEP that “strongly disagree” that it is the EU’s obligation to save migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean were from the Perussuomalaiset* party.
Teuvo Hakkarainen and Laura Huhtasaari. Source: www.perussuomalaiset.fi
Henna Virkkunen of the National Coalition Party “disagreed” that the EU should save people from drowning in the Mediterranean.
Hanna Virkkunen. Source: https://www.hannavirkkunen.fi
Migrant Tales would like to dedicate the following video to Hakkarainen, Huhtasaari, and Virkkunen:
* The Perussuomalaiset (PS) party imploded on June 13, 2017, into two factions, the PS and New Alternative, which is now called Blue Reform. In the last parliamentary election, Blue Reform was wiped off the Finnish political map when they saw their numbers in parliament plummet from 18 MPs to none. A direct translation of Perussuomalaiset in English would be something like “basic” or “fundamental Finn.” Official translations of the Finnish name of the party, such as Finns Party or True Finns, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and racism. We, therefore, at Migrant Tales prefer to use in our postings the Finnish name of the party once and after that the acronym PS.