The Swedish far-right hopes for Brexit


Jimmie Akesson, chairman of the right-wing party Sweden Democrats, cheers when he meets party workers in Stockholm, Sweden, 19 September 2010, after forecasts of the national elections saying the Sweden Democrats will pass the 4% threshold and enter the parliament. Recent polls project 25% support for the SD

The nationalist right in Sweden hopes this is the beginning of the end

The leader of the far-right Swedish Democrats (SD) said on Swedish television on Sunday night that he hoped Britain voted in favor of Brexit this June 23rd, followed by Sweden in the near future.

“I really hope we eventually get the opportunity to hold a referendum in Sweden” said the Eurosceptic Jimmie Åkesson. Like AfD in Germany, it appears the Swedish far right has been benefitting from both the economic crisis and the refugee crisis.

Since 2010, the party passed the 4% threshold, ente...

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