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Sweden Democrats to publish tell-all book

Sweden Democrats to publish tell-all book

Published: 12 Jan 2013 09:30 GMT+01:00
Updated: 12 Jan 2013 09:30 GMT+01:00

The Sweden Democrat Party polled a record 9.2 percent in a Demoskop poll published by newspaper Expressen, which also revealed that Jimme Åkesson has spent weeks writing a book to be published in the spring of 2013.

Apart from a dip in November 2012, support for the party has increased steadily since the summer, when it received six percent in the Demoskop poll.

The top rating comes despite a series of scandals that have plagued the party since November, when Expressen published video clips showing top Sweden Democrat men involved in a drunken fight in Stockholm.

According to Expressen's sources, Åkesson's forthcoming book is based on diary notes from 2010. It will be published as part of the party's new communications plan, which includes a strategy for how to grow even bigger.

Åkesson is expected to reveal details of the party's opponents and of various events and incidents which have been unknown until now.

"There are a few secrets which have not yet been exposed," one of Åkesson's co-workers said.

Sweden Democrat spokesman Linus Bylund confirmed that the book will be published by spring 2013 and said that the party must come up with new ways of expanding its support base, which is close to hitting the maximum level.

He believes the recent scandals have actually helped the party climb in the polls.

"We have received a positive spin because we handled the crises in a way that has given people confidence in us."

"I am of course very pleased with the figures," Åkesson said of the Demoskop poll.

"It shows that more and more people disapprove of the government and believe that we are right about the issues of the future, not least when it comes to crime and immigration policies."

The party will most likely publish and distribute Åkesson's diary-style book on its own after failed attempts by press secretary Bylund to attract publishers via Twitter.

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10:55 January 12, 2013 by Hamsterdam
I didn't read the article. Giving credence and free publicity to Sweden's nerdy racist is something only the Local would do. No wonder the far right get into parliament when they are treated with respect.

But for heavens sake, spell his name correct, it's Jimmie.
11:24 January 12, 2013 by RobinHood
@ Hamsterdam

Please read the stories above before you comment on them in future. When you tell us that you do not, it gives the impression you do not actually know what you are writing about.

Whilst I do not support all the aims of the Social Democrats (or any other party), I do respect the Local's right to write about a party (any party) that has nearly ten percent of the national vote (a share rising fast) and may well hold the balance of power after the next election. These are significant political events which may well shape the the direction Sweden takes in future. Your suggestion that the Local sensor them is sinister, and insulting to the Local's readers, who can handle information about the Sweden Democrats, without you selecting what they should read or should not read for them.

I am sure you do not want to live in a society where information that you disagree wit,h is repressed. Do you?
20:53 January 12, 2013 by Eric1
While I disagree sometimes with The Local, I appreciate what they do.

As to the article. It seems the more people now see the true racism. It's aimed at native Swedes. The destruction of caucasians by blaming them for all that is bad when the opposite is true. We should be credited with democracy, modern medicine, kindness, and high standard of living.
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