This is why I’m voting for Laura Huhtasaari…
As an immigrant to Finland for over 30 yrs, I too see the necessity of Finland maintaining its own culture, self interests and national character. While I have political differences with the candidate and her party on some issues, the overarching theme of her presidency and the goals of the party, dovetail with mine. Enough of the EU, we need a return to self governance by the people, enough with being ruled by elites in Brussels who are aided and abetted by their quislings in Helsinki.
Reuters: Finnish Presidential Candidate Would Take Nation Out of EU, Tighten Immigration Rules
The presidential candidate of the Finns Party — who were in government under a coalition deal until June — would take Finland out of the European Union if elected, she has said in an interview with the Reuters news agency.
Finland will leave the European Union and position itself as the Switzerland of the north to protect its independence if Laura Huhtasaari, the presidential candidate of the eurosceptic Finns Party has her way.
She also told Reuters in an interview she wants to tighten immigration rules.
Huhtasaari — dubbed “Finland’s Marine Le Pen” after France’s National Front leader — is a long-shot. But she believes she has a real chance in the January election as her party has taken a fresh start following its removal from the coalition government in June.
“The rise in Europe of parties that are critical towards the EU and immigration is due to bad, unjust politics,” she said. “The role for Finland in the euro zone is the role of a loser and payer…
“I do not want Finland to become a province of EU, Finns must stand up for Finland’s interests.”
Here’s Laura Huhtasaari’s campaign video that I translated for Vlad Tepes