Eurosceptics demanding ‘SWEXIT NOW’ become Sweden’s largest party after SURGE in polls
SWEDEN could be set for a political earthquake as the Sweden Democrats, which is calling for the liberal country to be given a referendum on EU membership, is leading the polls.
By LIZZIE STROMME, EXCLUSIVE
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
The Eurosceptic party, which has seen its popularity surge in recent months, shot ahead of its political opponents with a record 27.2 per cent saying they would vote the Sweden Democrats, according to figures from News Today / Senti.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk Mattias Karlsson, the group leader in the Swedish Parliament, said euroscepticism among Swedes was growing because people were starting to their state’s sovereignty was being compromised.
He said: “I think Sweden is becoming more eurosceptic because we have seen the problems with the Euro and all the problems facing the European Union in general and people are becoming more and more aware that we are not governing our own country anymore.
“I think in the beginning we saw it as a fun thing. We could cross borders however you wanted, go shopping and study in other countries.
“Now people are also experiencing the backside of this, organised crime, the fact that Sweden is paying very large amounts of money every year to the European Union and not getting very much back.”
Mr Karlsson added Brexit had opened the door for Sweden to follow it out of the bloc, the British people have shown it is possible to leave Brussels.
“I think the eurosceptic movement will increase and I think that Brexit had a very big impact on this,” the right-wing politician said.
“People are starting to believe it is really possible to leave the European Union.”
Mr Karlsson added: “The position of my party is we want a Swexit as soon as possible because we feel our membership of the European Union is hurting us.