I totally LOLed when I read this.
A summary: Alexander Stubb–the current Finance Minister of Finland– said 90% of “experts” supported his economic initiative of opening Finland’s security custody to foreign competition.
The reality however, is that only 10% of experts did support this initiative–and this figure was dug up by Helsinki Sanomat after they did some investigative Journalism.
In other words, it was a blatant lie by Stubb.
At this juncture, let’s do an experiment: I’d bet NOTHING will happen to Stubb, in spite of public opinion and rage.
Do you know why? Because in Finland, who cares about the public? =) Politicians just do whatever they want.
In short–don’t overestimate a “socialist democracy” and assume that your voices will be heard. It won’t. In other words, public opinion is just noise in today’s Finland and noise don’t affect decision making.
Don’t believe me? Let’s watch what happens then. My bet is that Stubb will get off scott-free with close to zero penalty.
Nothing ever changes in Finland, because people in power don’t want it to change. Simple as that.