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SWEDEN: SD LEADER ÄKESSON APPROVES OF BRITISH EXIT FROM EU……..

A call for a Swexit….?

A hard sell for the Nordics, they are way too given over to statism to ever realize the negative attributes of it on the EU level. Big government is great! Even bigger government, better! It would have to be seen (literally) as actually collapsing around them, before they begin to exit the building.

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Sweden’s nationalist party backs EU Brexit

Sweden's nationalist party backs EU Brexit

Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson pictured in 2015. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Published: 07 Mar 2016 08:29 GMT+01:00

Jimmie Åkesson weighed into the ongoing row about whether or not European Union members should leave the group while appearing on Swedish broadcaster SVT’s ‘Agenda’ on Sunday night.

The nationalist, who has long spoken out against Sweden’s EU membership, said he backed the Brexit campaign to get Britain to leave the 28-member bloc, which is hotting up as the UK prepares to hold a referendum on the issue.

He also argued that he wants Sweden to follow in its northern European neighbour’s footsteps, if it decides to quit the union.

“I really hope we get the opportunity to hold a referendum in Sweden eventually,” he told SVT.

“I see nothing negative about leaving,” the anti-immigration leader added, arguing that the EU was a “federation” that took too much power away from national governments.

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