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Ulf Kristersson - “The immigration has become a strain”  

Ulf Kristersson, leader of the Swedish party Moderaterna, criticized Jimmie Åkesson, leader of the Swedish nationalistic party Sverige Demokraterna, on his statement that the immigration is a strain on Sweden.  But less than five months later Kristersson himself uses the same words when speaking about immigration.  

Ulf Kristersson - “The immigration has become a strain”  foto: Kristina Paukshtite
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created at: Mon Jul 12 2021| updated at:Fri Sep 24 2021
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Ulf Kristersson, leader of the Swedish party Moderaterna, criticized Jimmie Åkesson, leader of the Swedish nationalistic party Sverige Demokraterna, on his statement that the immigration is a strain on Sweden.  But less than five months later Kristersson himself uses the same words when speaking about immigration.  

Earlier this year in February Jimmie Åkesson made a statement on twitter saying that Sweden should put a stop to “all immigration that constitutes a social, cultural or economical strain”. Ulf Kristersson was one of the party leaders who reacted to this message saying that “You shouldn’t in a generalizing way speak of humans as a strain” in a written messages to TT. 

Yet, on the 7th of July, Kristersson stated the following statement to the radio station P1-morgon: “It is obvious that the immigration has become a strain”. He also speaks of immigration as a problem in context of social problems, criminality and problems connected to the honor culture.  Furthermore, he expressed that if he succeeds in creating a government, he would want to give Jimmie Åkesson influence over the immigration's politics. However, Kristerssons party opened up to working with Jimmie Åkesson and Sverige Demokraterna already in January, saying that “I also think that SD:s rhetoric has changed quite a bit these last couple of years” and that they had been constructive in meetings with Moderaterna regarding immigration politics.  

Sources: 

Aftonbladet 

TT

 

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