The Moderates' party leader Ulf Kristersson touched on the issue of NATO membership during his Almedal speech. Otherwise, he left out global development issues. Photo: Brusk Ismail.


Ulf Kristersson (M) focused on domestic policy in his Almedal speech

The Moderates' party leader Ulf Kristersson mostly focused on domestic politics in his Almedal speech. Wallet issues and crime, but also NATO and was high on the agenda. Kristersson, on the other hand, did not mention anything about global development issues.

In a rainy Visby, the chairman of the Moderates 'youth union, Matilda Ekeblad, took to the stage to present the Moderates' party leader Ulf Kristersson. The silence in the audience was soon replaced by the rustle of rain ponchos that unfolded from bags, and out in the rain Ulf Kristersson came to the cheers of the audience.

In his party leadership speech, Kristersson focused on lowering taxes and fighting crime. Despite the uneasy security policy situation in Europe, Kristersson spoke only briefly about foreign policy. The party leader mentioned several times Sweden's future membership in NATO and the increased security that this can bring. Kristersson wants to see the Moderates as the party that leads Sweden into NATO. In other respects, he omitted issues relating to global development.

The great focus in the speech was instead on domestic policy issues. Kristersson paints a dark picture of today's Sweden where criminals go free and prices skyrocket. Those who bear the ultimate responsibility, according to Kristersson, are the Social Democrats.

- It is time to clean up now, he says and stated that the first step is to replace the government.

The current government is using the war in Ukraine as an excuse for why food, electricity and fuel prices are rising, according to Kristersson. He believes that his government would take responsibility for lowering prices and talks about nuclear power to reduce electricity costs.

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