As liberal Sweden broods on Boris Johnson, its populist Right is rising
Issues of identity, culture and free speech are starting to dominate in Europe
For three blissful weeks Iâve been enjoying the warmest Swedish summer in 250 years, reading newspapers now and again in an attempt to learn my wifeâs language. One story in particular was all over the press this week, involving âkvinnor i niqabâ â" women in niqabs â" âbrevlÃ¥dorâ (letterboxes) and âbankrÃ¥nareâ (bank robbers). Then two more words â" âBoris Johnsonâ â" which are now understood internationally.
The debate about his latest column for this newspaper, it seems, has gone global. The Swedes have been asking the same questions as Brits: was his joke too much? Or a legitimate point for discussion?
Such issues...Source: Google News Sweden | Netizen 24 Sweden