The terribly inconvenient truth is that Sweden has not suffered relative to most by adopting the kind of "lax" policies that many European countries, without daring to admit it, are now starting to emulate. We need to drop the anti-Swedish hysteria, and the ridiculous national stereotypes about COVID-19 while we're at it
As Austria prepares to implement a phased withdrawal from its COVID-19 lockdown next Tuesday, and Sweden continues with the laxest lockdown in Europe, others look on in envy, fear, and not a little loathing
Sweden's openness is admirable, but is it successful? Are immigrants assimilating and contributing to Sweden’s economy? Unfortunately, the answer in many cases is no. Still, at least its welfare system isn't subsidising terrorism...yet
There are some really creepy examples of failed government-run health care in Sweden: A man who had his penis amputated because he was first misdiagnosed and then forced to wait five months for a follow-up examination? Tells quite a story, doesn't it?
The expulsion of the black trainee school teacher simply for being black is being described in the wider Swedish media as an instance illustrating that the country's politically correct attitudes may need a re-think
Sweden used to be the quintessential cradle-to-grave socialist, welfare state. But it's now looked favourably upon by libertarians. Well, yes, there are those mistakenly-amputated- penis stories about their socialised medicine...
The nature of the customer's alleged "over-reaction" to being served "shots" of tap water instead of vodka was not disclosed but there are no reports the pub owner has been hospitalised. Good thing the "oversight" didn't take place in Glasgow or a little town in Texas