Swedish spy scandal, election theft update

More details on the Swedish Liberal Party’s Watergate style spying on the Social Democrats from Peter Gustavsson.

The story exploded during Monday and Tuesday as more and more details were revealed, and the liberals have now confirmed that they had information in advance on things like the calendar for Social Democrat media events, reports to be published and the security police communication on government ministers. This is expected to have had serious implications on the Social Democrats’ opportunities to get good media coverage on its policies.

Now pressure is hard on the liberal leader Lars Leijonborg, who has given name to this scandal – Leijongate. Voices are heard in the party for him to take a time-out or resign. At the same time, the liberal party’s partners in the right-wing alliance are afraid that they will be sucked in to the scandal as the liberal party secretary was one of the four heads of the alliance election campaign and ties were clode between the four parties.

The BBC, lagging behind the Daily yet again, is now reporting on the situtation.


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