As reported recently, Swedish trade unions (i.e. the Swedish Socialist establishment) have been applying a bit of heavy arm-twisting to members of Sverigedemokraterna by moving to deny them union membership. Sverigedemokraterna (the Sweden Democrats) are widely demonized in Sweden as racist xenophobes for their staunch opposition to continued mass immigration.
Nothing exemplifies the politically correct Multicultural establishment in Sweden more fully than the Social Democrats. They are, in effect, the ruling class of Sweden, and have been the party in power for the majority of the last half century.
So this news comes as a real surprise:
‘Deport people smuggled into Sweden’
People who have been smuggled into Sweden should be deported, a leading Social Democrat politician has said. Allowing those who have paid thousands to people smugglers to stay is not fair on people who can’t afford to pay to leave their homelands.
Göran Johansson, leader of Gothenburg Council, said he based his views on the fact that many of the 20,000 Iraqis expected to come to Sweden this year came here illegally, often with the help of people smugglers.
“If it is obvious that someone has been smuggled in they should be sent back again,” Johansson told newspaper GT.
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People pay around 100,000 kronor ($16,000) each to be brought to Sweden.
“We should never accept this. By not saying anything we are tacitly accepting people smuggling,” Johansson said.
Johansson admitted that his idea, if put into practice, would lead to more people being returned directly to their homelands.
“Then they can come back by the normal route,” he said. He added that it was immoral for money to decide who would make it to Sweden.
“There may be those who can’t scrape together 100,000 kronor whose need to come here is perhaps greater. But they don’t get a chance,” he said.
When this story was first brought to my attention, I said, “Are you sure this guy is Swedish?
Hat tip: KGS.