Sweden issues disturbing WAR warning...and it should concern the whole of Europe

Sweden's Commander-in-Chief Micael Byden

Sweden's Commander-in-Chief Micael Byden

GB News
Michael  Heaver

By Michael Heaver

Published: 10/01/2024

- 17:46

Swedish politics has shifted quickly, delivering a stark new warning in the process

The last Swedish Election was another in a series of shock poll results that stunned much of the European Union establishment.

A new coalition came to power led by conservative Ulf Kristersson, who is now the Swedish Prime Minister.

But in actual fact it was not Kristersson's Moderate Party that emerged from the previous election as the major party on the right-wing of Swedish politics.

Instead that was the Sweden Democrats, who won a whopping 73 seats at the election compared to the conservative Moderates who secured 68.

That worried many in Brussels as the Sweden Democrats have spoken openly about their desire to change the country's relationship with the European Union. A complete Swexit in the future has even been talked about by the party.

Sweden Democrats MEP Charlie Weimers has spoken out consistently against a further transfer of powers away from national governments to the EU, warning that unless the trend is reversed Sweden may leave the bloc in the future.

Domestically, a horrific wave of gang violence has shocked the country. After a series of gang-related bombings and shootings, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson was forced to turn to the military to try and quell the trouble.

Towards the end of 2023, he warned: “I cannot stress enough how serious the situation is.

“Sweden has never seen anything like this before. No other country in Europe sees anything like it.”

He warned that the spiral in violence was due to a “irresponsible immigration policy” and "failed integration" in Swedish society, promising to tackle the problem head-on.

And 2024 has started off with another huge warning, this time about the possibility of actual war.

Swedish Defence Minister Carl-Oskar Bohlin and Sweden's Commander-in-Chief Micael Byden have both put out serious warnings of what they think could be to come.

With Sweden set to join NATO this year, the Defence Minister has warned that: "Many have said it before me, but let me say it with the force of my office – there could be a war in Sweden."

Whilst the Supreme Commander of Sweden's Armed Forces delivered an equally serious message: "Look at the news from Ukraine and ask yourself the simple questions: If this happens here, am I prepared?

"What should I do? The more people who have thought, considered and prepared, the stronger our society will be."

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