To this date, there is no article, story or personal account of the Finnish PM of ever housing any refugee/asylum seeker in his home…
Political volleys over asylum
Political debate is heating up ahead of next April’s general elections, with Oulu-based regional daily Kaleva reporting that none of Finland’s three largest political parties outright reject the idea of sharing government responsibility with the Finns Party after the election. However, the party leaders–the Social Democrats’ Antti Rinne, Petteri Orpo of the National Coalition Party, and Prime Minister Juha Sipilä of the Centre–said that reconciling their values with those of the Finns Party would make any coalition government difficult.
Finns Party chair Jussi Halla-aho meanwhile derided Prime Minister Juha Sipilä for his decision to invite asylum seekers to live in his home.
Speaking at an election debate organised by Alma Media for party leaders on Wednesday, Halla-aho said Sipilä’s offer had exacerbated Finland’s asylum seeker crisis.
“The fact that people will walk through a continent to submit their asylum application in Finland shows that Finland appeals to asylum seekers in an unhealthy way, and PM Sipilä has a crucial role in making the situation worse,” Halla-aho said.