How dare a political party host another politician who supports the idea of the nation state.
Swedish luxury hotel slammed for hosting nationalist gala
Published: 04 Nov 2016 08:11 GMT+01:00
Stockholm’s iconic five-star Grand Hotel has been hit with a string of one-star reviews on its official Facebook page, after it was announced that the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) would hold their “European Freedom Awards” there on November 4th.
“Give the Grand Hotel one star and preferably also a reason for why, as well as an invitation for any possible future guests to stay away from a hotel which puts private profit above condemning and distancing itself from racist, fascist and neo-Nazi organizations,” wrote one user.
SD originally tried to hire out the Blue Hall at Stockholm’s City Hall for their gala – the location of the real Nobel Banquet – but the request was rejected for security reasons, and they then opted for the Grand Hotel instead.
Along with Farage, SD leader Jimmie Åkesson is due to speak, while a prize will also be awarded to someone the party describes as a “former head of state in Europe” for “the political pursuit of increased national self-determination in Europe”.