Monday, October 16, 2006

Swedish Ministers scrutinised

The new Swedish government has problems. The Trade Minister has decided to resign due to revelations of tax avoidance practices and the new Culture Minister's position is also under threat because she didn't pay her TV licence for up to 16 years.

But wait.... there's more. The Migration Minister is also being pressured over his consistent ideological opposition and non-payment of the TV licence.

Given these politicians were elected to shrink the size of the state and reduce taxes they seem to have pretty good credentials.

4 comments:

belt said...

When's the last time a NZ minister resigned on principle?

iiq374 said...

belt - at around about the same time that ministers last had principles...

PC said...

Those aren't reasons for resignation. They're reasons for admiration.

Brian Smaller said...

Sweden's problem is not just its Welfare spend but the fact that out of 9 million people, nearly 2 million are immigrants from mostly Muslim countries. Mostly on welfare of course.