‘Swexit’ on agenda as Swedish nationalists call for EU divorce ahead of election

A Swedish nationalist party with roots in neo-Nazi movements is set to bring the once-unthinkable idea of leaving the EU onto the country’s agenda, as polls suggest it could win up to a quarter of the vote in elections this weekend. 

Sweden Democrats, which blames migrants and refugees for a recent rise in rapes, gun crime and riots, is projected to make unprecedented gains in traditionally liberal Sweden. 

Alongside a two-year ban on asylum seekers and major public spending increases on welfare, the party has vowed to deliver a David Cameron-style renegotiation of the country’s relationship with the EU, followed by a referendum.

The radical right wing party’s popularity has soared due to its…

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