Here’s the line Finns Party Timo Soini should have used in the asylum/refugee crisis (that’s still going on in spite of the media’s failure to report on it) debate:
Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä is ready to collapse his own government if he does not get his way over proposed reforms to health and social care.
Pulling out of the government, even the veiled threat of it, would have rattled the political establishment and the Sipilä government, and rallied the people even more to the ranks of the Finns. It was a gross failure in both strategy and principle of Timo Soini and his top ranking party apparatchiks.
Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä is ready to collapse his own government if he does not get his way over proposed reforms to health and social care. Sipilä’s Centre Party, which is strong in rural areas, wants 18 new regions to manage and commission services.
Alexander Stubb’s National Coalition, meanwhile, wants a maximum of 12 new authorities. At present these services are managed by more than 150 municipal-level organs, so the changes are expected to bring substantial savings to the public finances.