Sweden

Sweden is divided in the wake of the Stockholm attack

13 April 2017 11:13

Last Friday, only hours after the terrorist attack in central Stockholm, police found themselves pelted by rocks in the city’s…

Stockholm reels from terror attack

7 April 2017 15:24

My family were two streets away from Drottninggatan when the hijacked truck was driven into pedestrians this afternoon. It’s the busiest shopping street…

Trump is right: Sweden’s refugee policy has led to problems it never imagined

19 February 2017 16:11

(Fraser Nelson writes from Stockholm) During a rally in Florida yesterday, Donald Trump spoke about immigration. “You look at what’s happening in…

The shameful hypocrisy of Sweden’s ‘first feminist government’

13 February 2017 14:14

A couple of weeks ago I named the Labour MP Tulip Siddiq as my pious political hypocrite of the week,…

It’s not only Germany that covers up mass sex attacks by migrant men… Sweden’s record is shameful

27 December 2016 12:00

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 5: Ivar Arpi’s piece, which was…

The Spectator podcast: The Swedish model. How not to welcome refugees

3 September 2016 9:48

For a certain type of social democrat, no country gets them quite as hot and bothered as Sweden. As Toby…

The Spectator podcast: The Swedish model. How not to welcome refugees

1 September 2016 8:02

For a certain type of social democrat, no country gets them quite as hot and bothered as Sweden. As Toby…

Swedes tell Britain: if you leave the EU, we’ll follow

21 April 2016 10:44

If Britain were to leave the European Union, would it survive? Britain is one of the least enthusiastic members of the EU,…

Why can’t the Swedish authorities be honest about crime and immigration?

26 January 2016 9:39

It’s hard to recognise Sweden from the news reports we’re reading nowadays. Yesterday, a 15-year-old at an immigration centre stabbed…

Taharrush Gamea: has a new form of sexual harassment arrived in Europe?

14 January 2016 12:27

The Swedish and German authorities say they have never encountered anything like it: groups of men encircling then molesting women…

The shocking rise of anti-refugee attacks in Sweden

13 November 2015 14:50

Sweden, perhaps the most open country in the world, is on course to take almost 200,000 asylum seekers this year. Adjust for…

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats are now the no1 force in Sweden, polls show

20 August 2015 21:26

On the Swedish election before last, there was shock that the populist Sweden Democrats ended up with a foothold in parliament.…

Immigration helps explain Sweden’s school trouble

10 August 2015 17:56

Sweden’s education performance has faltered in the past decades, with scores tumbling in the OECD’s international Pisa survey since the…

Swedish nationalists plan a gay pride march through a Muslim area, hoping for trouble

23 July 2015 10:57

I haven’t seen this reported in the press anywhere, but in Sweden the right-wing nationalist Sweden Democrats are staging a…

Does anybody still believe that the EU is a benign institution?

6 July 2015 14:59

Ever since Margaret Thatcher U-turned in the dying days of her premiership, there has been a kind of agreement between…

Yvette Cooper needs to do more than just talk about Nordic models

9 June 2015 11:55

Britain’s Left has been indulging in worship of Scandinavian social democracy ever since the tide started ebbing on the New…

How reforming Conservatives fall: an interview with Fredrik Reinfeldt

7 May 2015 11:19

A modernising, young Prime Minister advocates free schools, cuts taxes and oversees a job creation miracle – could voters really…

Isis’ European recruits are made by alienation

20 March 2015 14:38

Sweden’s latest attempts to integrate its migrant population have suffered one or two hiccups after it was learned that staff…

A brief history of biker gangs at war – Islamofascist Iraq edition

15 October 2014 8:21

America and Britain are still fumbling for policies to deal with nationals joining the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.…

Julian Assange is a narcissist and a nut. But if America comes for him we should take his side

19 August 2014 17:33

This is an extract from Hugo Rifkind’s column in this week’s Spectator, out on Thursday Poor Julian Assange. Call me…

Meritocracy doesn’t work. It’s in the Left’s interest to recognise this

30 January 2014 14:15

At the end of Coming Apart Charles Murray mentions, rather enigmatically, that our assumptions about society will soon be blown…

The psychosis of the PISA report and best practices

10 December 2013 15:44

The enemies of school reform have something of a champion in Finland’s Pasi Sahlberg. In a recent comment piece for…

What Stephen Twigg doesn’t understand about Sweden’s for-profit schools

19 July 2013 13:04

As a Swede, I’m always intrigued to hear the British Labour Party say how Sweden’s free school system has been…

EU budget talks end

23 November 2012 15:59

The EU Budget discussions have ended with no agreement, as seemed inevitable after yesterday’s struggles and rows. David Cameron has been…

Pupils at the West London Free School. Picture: Getty

Swedish study: free schools improve everyone’s results

9 November 2012 15:48

What will free schools mean for the quality of education — in the new schools, and in the old ones…