Feeds

Green politician says oral sex is part of being Swedish

Free speech comes naturally here

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

A Green Party politician has declared that part of being Swedish is the opportunity to swing both ways during the course of a single day in the interests of free speech.

Sofia Bothorp delivered that could well be the Swedish tourist board's new slogan during a local council debate on Swedishness.

According to The Local, Bothorp declared that part of being Swedish is being able to “lick pussy in the morning and suck cock in the evening if you want to”.

While this may appear to be a rather narrowly fixed definition of Swedishness, Bothorp was in fact referring to the country's proud tradition of freedom of expression.

Then to further illustrate her point she said this meant she was able to make jokes about God and/or Allah.

The remarks, inevitably were videoed and found their way onto YouTube. Which is ironic as the site does not look kindly on showing pussy licking or cock sucking - once it's been made aware of either.

Bothorp was forced into immediate explanation mode, saying that she was seeking to show that, contrary to the views of the country's far right, Sweden is not a culturally homogeneous nation, and needed to uphold its traditions of free speech and tolerance.

"I said it in the heat of the moment and it just slipped out, but I think it's important that the point I was trying to make doesn't get lost," Bothorp told The Local.

Well, most of it shouldn't get lost, and we're sure that many non-Swedes will be beating a path to the country to help its citizens fully express themselves. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups
Mankind shuffles into the future, five fingers at a time
Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen
Angry Microsoftie hauls auctioneers to court over stalled Pzkw. IV 'deal'
Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched
'I literally think about him every day' says biz baron's old friend
Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport
'Canine training exercise' SNAFU sees woman take home booming baggage
Oi, London thief. We KNOW what you're doing - our PRECRIME system warned us
Aye, shipmate, it be just like that Minority Report
Flaming drone batteries ground commercial flight before takeoff
Passenger had Something To Declare, instead fiddled while plane burned
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.