“Politicians have failed”

Carola Lemne, the head of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv), is appalled over Donald Trump’s victory and his “arch-conservative” administration. She believes there are lessons are to be drawn from the populist wave that is sweeping across the world; that is to say politicians have failed to tackle society’s problems.

Lemne is particularly critical of Magdalena Andersson, who she describes as a “tax minister” rather than a finance minister.

Meanwhile, a fresh poll from Nordic Pa Research has shown that voters have more confidence in business leaders than party leaders, and that Sweden Democratic leader Jimmie Åkesson understands the situation of voters best. This would suggest there is widespread scepticism of the established parties and their leaders.