He was caught red handed, mouthing the truth in supposed private, and lying through his teeth in public.
This goes to underline what I’ve been saying for years, Bat Ye’or’s Eurabia is correct, there is a culture within the body politic that forces politicians into a herd-like mentality on many taboo issues that are the touch stone of Leftist politics. In spite of the fact that this takes place in the Swedish domestic political arena, the same mindset can be found within the EU.
You have to think, or at least not to say out loud your real thoughts, and talk the talk and walk the walk in order to get ahead politically, or risk being cast aside to the outer darkness with the wailing and gnashing of teeth. It matters little to this politician that he’s correct with his observations, when confronted by the hack journalist after touting the party line….he plays dumb, then feigns regret.
NOTE: He should have had a spine of steel and spoke his true thoughts, but then he’s a get along career politician, or at least was.