About us in English

It’s been said that the Sweden Democrats are not like other parties. That’s true – and it’s not something that we aspire to be.

We have reached 30 years as a party. The road from founding to present day has not been completely straight. We have been eyed thoroughly and we have been in the wrong sometimes, not least in the early years. But we have matured, and we have learned from our experience. Today, we are Sweden’s fastest growing popular movement, with over 30 000 members across the country.

We are men and women, young and old. We work in traditional labor industries in the countryside and we are academics in the city. Many of us are parents, some of us run businesses, others are students and some are retired. A large percentage of our members and elected representatives are from a foreign background. Together we share a concern that Sweden moves in the wrong direction, but we know that we can change that direction. Together, we are the Sweden Democrats.

Our view on the political situation

We warned early, but the other parties chose not to listen

For a long time, we were the only ones who warned of the problems created by the other parties. We warned of the emergence of areas of alienation, the rise in aggravated sexual assaults, organized crimes, human trafficing, honor violence, religious extremism, and galloping migration expenses – while the welfare has been wrecked.

We warned at an early stage, but the other parties chose not to listen. For you as a voter, it hasn’t mattered which political bloc you voted for – in the end they have made the same wrong priorities. To them, the crisis became an actuality only when their poll numbers dropped.

The Social Democrats, backed by the Alliance, reacted by placing all responsibility on the municipalities.

The situation for already troubled areas worsened, and areas that earlier were safe and well-managed got hit with unrest and substantially increased expenses.

Today, the Sweden Democrats is the only party that genuinely can enable a different progress for Sweden. Unlike the other parties, we are not afraid to challenge others or standing up for what we believe in even if it’s inconvenient. We are not mastered by alliances, trade unions or journalists, hence we can do what we believe is best for Sweden. Unlike the Social Democrats and the Moderate Party, we don’t change our politics if poll numbers go down. Unlike the others, we want to build a strong and safe Sweden, for real.

What we have done since the previous election

A lot has happened since the previous election. Sweden Democrats in the parliament, in municipalities and counties have presented thousands of proposals. In the beginning, the proposals were rejected and ridiculed, then they were accepted, copied and in fact adopted. We have had an influence, indirectly as well as directly, on a national level and on a local level – with great success.

Since the previous election, harsher penalties have been implemented for sex crimes and for offences involving the use of weapons, new terrorism legislation has been put in place, and the national defence has been given better preconditions to be able to protect the country. These are some of the results of having the Sweden Democrats in Swedish politics.

Unfortunately, many of our most important proposals have been stopped by the other parties. For instance, we wanted a total ban on child marriage, but that didn’t happen. The government wanted to ponder some more. We proposed revoking citizenship for those who were granted it on false grounds, such as lying about their identity and age. We have done our very best to achieve having foreign convicted rapists deported in every single case. We oppose today’s order, where four out of five foreign convicted rapists living in Sweden are allowed to stay.

We have also done our very best to remove the social democratic government. Since 2014, we have tried to dismiss the government’s budget proposal eight times. We have, on five occasions, tried to remove social democratic ministers. Regrettably, the Moderate Party and the Alliance have always, in one way or another, managed to save the Social Democrats’ government. Now, with the election on September 9th before us, we concentrate our efforts in order to, once and for all, remove this government and really make the change that Sweden needs.

This is what we want

Genuine – this is a guiding word for us in our work. It’s important to us that our proposals are elaborated, doable and substantially funded. We dislike short-term solutions, superficial moves and vote-catching. Our proposals are genuine, hence we can stand up for them no matter which way the political winds blow or what’s being said in the media. Above all else, they are proposals which we genuinely mean can be beneficial for our country’s welfare, safety and unity.

We want a serious migration policy

Sweden needs a safe and protected border in order to keep organized crime, human trafficking and terrorism out. We welcome those who contribute to our society, who abide by our laws and who respect our practices. In contrast, those who come here to take advantage of our systems, commit crimes or put our citizens in harms way are not welcome. We feel that Sweden should help those in need, and this should be done where the needs are most acute. We want to stop receiving asylum seekers in Sweden and instead go for real aid for refugees. We want to enable more immigrants turning back to their native countries.

We want a welfare worthy of the name

We feel that Swedish welfare should be for Swedish citizens. Health care must be available all over our country, no matter the size of our wallets. We want to give care staff a better work environment, good opportunities for development and a good salary level. We want a school that prioritizes knowledge and order, where both teachers and students thrive and can perform. In our Sweden, the elderly get a pension they can live off, for real.

We want a united country

We feel that rights should be connected to duties, that first you do your duty and then you demand your right. We want a Sweden where we together rejoice in our success and together help out in adversity. We will never give space to Islamism or any other extremism, this is a land of democracy and equality. In our Sweden, we are proud of our culture and our traditions. We value and wish to cherish what we inherited from previous generations.

We want a safe society

We feel that rights should be connected to duties, that first you do your duty and then you demand your right. We want a Sweden where we together rejoice in our success and together help out in adversity. We will never give space to Islamism or any other extremism, this is a land of democracy and equality. In our Sweden, we are proud of our culture and our traditions. We value and wish to cherish what we inherited from previous generations.

Vote for a change, for real!

The election on September 9th is crucial for the future of Sweden. To really break our country’s negative tendency, we have to start by exchanging those in power – before it’s too late. Governments run by the Social Democrats or the Moderate Party make the same priorities in the end, leaving us with the same results.

If you want a different development for Sweden, you must start by voting for a different party – a party that really wants to build a prosperous, united Sweden with renewed self-confidence and belief in the future.

That party is the Sweden Democrats.