Thursday, 25 November 2021

The Party Which Must Not Be Named

From the BBC:

Sweden's first ever female prime minister has resigned just hours after she was appointed.

Magdalena Andersson, was announced as leader on Wednesday but resigned after her coalition partner quit the government and her budget failed to pass. Instead, parliament voted for a budget drawn up by the opposition which includes the anti-immigrant far right.


And who might they mean? Ah, The Swedish Democrats, who are the third largest Party in the Swedish Parliament with nearly four times as many seats as the Green Party, who are mentioned by name several times in the article and not just obliquely referred to as the "pro-immigrant far left".

3 comments:

ontheotherhand said...

Very annoying BBC. If it is drafted using both party names, it sounds like the Greens stopped a woman being prime minister. The blame had to be shifted elsewhere.

"Magdalena Andersson, was announced as leader on Wednesday but resigned after her the Greens quit the government and her budget failed to pass.

Instead, parliament voted for a budget drawn up by the opposition which includes the Swedish Democrats."

Mark Wadsworth said...

OTOH, that's an excellent re-write.

Robin Smith said...

I know, terrible isn't it.

See if you can get through this without allow the fakery to get to you:

https://youtu.be/KVwm-KJvGzk