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Timo Soini, leader of the nationalist True Finns Party (5 MPs), has tapped into latent xenophobia coupled with anti-EU sentiments. Apparently he, as an individual, supports Libertas - though he has not openly committed his party to it. But it is the same difference.

The True Finns largely appeal to a somewhat intellectually and financially challenged mob, and thus money is hard to come by. Libertas funding would therefore be very attractive to Soini's shoestring operation.

The True Finns have attracted one or two rabid extreme thinkers who have ruffled the edges of the law, and brought unwelcome negative publicity to Soini. I can't see the TF (PS in Finnish) expanding their support. It is a niche party for reactionaries.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Mar 25th, 2009 at 04:49:09 AM EST

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