Midsummer here now and Finnish politics – the lighter side…

The Centre Party, the Protestant-Amish-style Party, and the Conservative Party, our Catholic-Finance-style boys’ party, succeeded in avoiding a palace coup by the Social Democrat, Left-wing and Green Parties who could taste the possibility of new elections, when the True Finns, the Xenophobic, anti-EU boys’ and girls’ Party decided to appoint a new True Man at the helm, who was quickly declared to be unsuitable to be in the government coalition shared between the Centre, Conservative and True Finns Parties.

The 2 big parties immediately claimed the moral high ground, and declared that the True Finns did not share the same “values” as the Centre and Conservative Party- writes finnishnews.fi.

Nobody has any idea what these “values” were because the everybody knows that neither party believes in the high moral ground, except those who vote for them…

There is a really old saying that the Centre Party will always let you down… and every voter for the Conservative Party knows that its treasured value is “feather your own nest” with lots of money – they always like talking about privatisation of public services (quasi monopolies) and how important it is to have lots of grants and public subsidies for private companies.

The reaction of the True Finns was to split up like a human cell – the only difference was this was like an Adam and Eve event. One of the new cells was a wicked woman with her apple, and the other a solid trust-worthy man with the right values treasured by the 2 big parties. The leader of this new male group (called the New Boys in Blue) declared that they are the Macron’s of Finland with all the intelligence and political potential of important EU leaders in this brave new world. At that moment he seemed to forget that he and his closest colleagues had proposed having a referendum on EU membership…

These people are actually the nearest thing to cockroaches after an atomic war. They always seem to survive the worst crisis…

It is mid-summer now in Finland. Nobody in their right mind works or reads today, and then we all go off for a few weeks holiday in sunny July, before the “winter of discontent” hits us hard in August for the next 9 months.

During the next 4 weeks the 2 big parties can pretend that we all love them and that we have forgotten the above series of events.

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