Sweden

The new Swedish lesson: populism can be kept at bay by listening to voters

10 September 2018 7:57

The world’s press was all geared up to write “Rabble-rousing Sweden Democrat breakthrough” but Sweden’s voters have not obliged. The…

Sweden leaders’ debate shows how far language over immigration has moved

9 September 2018 16:51

Sweden’s general election campaign ended with the Sweden Democrats in a huff and boycotting SVT, the state broadcaster, because it…

The Swedish Prime Minister has gambled with his country’s future

8 September 2018 19:26

The Swedes are going to the polls in one of the most significant bellwether-elections in Europe this year. The international…

Are the Sweden Democrats far-right? Jimmie Akesson interviewed

8 September 2018 12:58

In the newspapers today, there is much talk of Sweden turning to the ‘far-right.’ The Times has a picture of skinhead…

Spectator Podcast: The people vs Brexit

30 August 2018 7:27

The clamours for a second referendum are growing. But are those calling for a ‘people’s vote’ really interested in what…

The real lesson of a Swedish deportation protest

27 August 2018 13:59

A few weeks ago I wrote in this space about the case of Elin Ersson. She is the young Swedish…

Sweden must copy France’s approach to Islamic intolerance

17 August 2018 12:01

There are 960 miles as the crow flies between Paris and Stockholm, but when it comes to dealing with Islam…

Elin Ersson’s ‘citizen-activism’ comes at a heavy price

31 July 2018 17:00

Last week, a 22-year old Swede called Elin Ersson made headlines around the world for her ‘citizen-activism’. Learning that a…

How a Swedish student’s protest against forced deportation could backfire

25 July 2018 15:49

If the Sweden Democrats, an anti-immigration party, triumphs in the country’s general election on 9 September it won’t be thanks…

Sweden vs England: the agony of the Nelson household

6 July 2018 15:07

At 3pm tomorrow, a thin blue line will be drawn across my living room. My wife will be supporting her…

Turning rejects into champions – the miracle of Östersund FC

27 October 2017 11:26

In my Daily Telegraph column today, I write about the incredible story of Östersund football club. It hasn’t quite been…

From Italy to Sweden, Europe is dying

3 July 2017 16:23

In what I promise won’t become a regular feature, I thought it worth issuing an update under the heading ‘I…

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…