Some strange claims have been made by the blog “Kulturbloggen” that Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt should be embarrassed by his party’s ties to the American Republican Party. Citing the now fired political correspondent of the paper Expressen, the blog says that:
“Officially the conservative Party in Sweden, which Reinfeldt is the leader of, are supporting The Democrats.”
This is just wrong. The Moderate Party is a conservative party and as such it has always had ties with the Republican Party. Nothing new and nothing to be ashamed of. However, some of the Moderate Party’s ideas are more in line with the American Democrats. This comes from the simple fact that the whole entire political spectrum in Sweden is tilted to the left. The left wing of the Moderate Party overlap the right wing of the Democrats.
I also wonder how the reporter Niklas Svensson suddenly became an expert in these matters. Isn’t his credibility null and void? He was after all fired from his job at Expressen since he admitted that he had hacked in to the Social Democratic Party’s intranet, and is currently under criminal investigation.