They do not want to publicly debate these issues in fear of the Finns Party headed by Jussi Hall-aho, who will clean their clocks on election day…
So, they rather muddle through elections talking about ‘climate change‘ instead, taking their constituencies for fools.
H/T: Mikael Lith
Researcher: The objective of the parties is not to discuss immigration
“The question divides parties from the inside”
According to Tapio Raunio, traditional power parties do not want to discuss the issues that divide their voting base. The issue of immigration remains on the edges of the political field.
Immigration In the approach to spring parliamentary elections, there’s been conjecture as to the role played by immigration and the foreign origin of those suspected of violent crimes.
According to Professor Tapio Raunio of the University of Tampere State Science, the objective of the majority parties is that immigration should not be debated at all.
– The major parties are completely silent. Above all, it is the question of dividing parties from the inside. Silence is in the interests of the traditional power parties, they do not want to hold a debate on issues that divide their base support.
RAUNIO SAYS that political parties want to conduct elections with safe themes.
According to Raunio, traditional power parties do not want to talk about things that divide their supporters. The issue of immigration remains on the edges of the political field.
– We have the Greens and, in part, the Left Alliance, which are clearly flagging for multiculturalism and tolerance, and on the other, The Finns and, to some extent, the Blue Reform at the other end, Raunio says.
According to Raunio, the rise in the theme of immigration can also force the power-parties to be on the Finns’ home ground.
– it can be assumed that, if The Finns succeed, or immigration and security factors otherwise become more prominent, the power parties will also have to adopt positions that are more critical than before.
According to Raunio, there are still no signs of this in Finland, but in Sweden, it was seen in the previous elections.
– Sweden’s past autumn elections are a good example of what things can happen when migration and associated crime are going to be a key theme for elections. It clearly benefited the Swedish Democrats.
According to Raunio, the success of the Swedish Democrats led to a more unreserved and negative debate on the climate of immigrants and multiculturalism, including by the Swedish parties.