Municipal referendum canceled in Arboga, Sweden

Earlier, we wrote on this web page that Sweden’s handling of the coronavirus has not included repressive measures and should in that respect serve as a good example. However, there is one disgraceful exception from that.

In the city of Arboga in central Sweden, a citizen’s initiative reached enough support for a municipal referendum to be held regarding a public school (all links in this post are to content in Swedish). However, the referendum was first postponed, with reference to the coronavirus, which was probably just a poor excuse. Sweden’s state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell saw no obstacles to a referendum in Arboga. Now the referendum has been canceled by the leading politicians in Arboga, who in this way pushed through the permanent closure of a public school in Medåker (in Arboga municipality) something they wanted all along.