Liar, liar, pants on fire!

Nimen takana Peter Cullay

As a child, I was always taught that a promise is a promise and not meant to be broken. Since promises are made in politics, I thought I would take a quick look at a few things the different parties are promising to give us.


The future will be better, towards a more humane, equal and fair Finland. More railways, better roads, more national parks, one thousand new doctors and nurses, more money for pensioners, enhanced nature tourism.

National Coalition Party (Kokoomus)

We trust Finland, we trust Finns. Lower taxes, less environmental harm, sending bad immigrants back home, helping salmon migrate, intelligent energy solutions.

Christian Democrats in Finland

Called to care. Good services for the elderly, child-friendly municipalities, more sports for children, smooth and affordable public transport, people making their own energy.

Finns Party (Perussuomalaiset)

A story of being seriously pissed off. More affordable housing in Helsinki, no more immigrants, better cycling facilities, more wind energy, safe journeys to school for children, fewer lonely people.

Communist Party of Finland

Against capitalism and imperialism. Better media, no new air force fighters, better trade unions, six-hour working day, €1,200/month basic income support, €1,800 minimum wage.

Green League (Vihreä liitto)

Stopping climate change. Fossil fuels out, zero-emission traffic, better rights for animals, better labour immigration and integration of immigrants, defeating inequality.

Left Alliance (Vasemmistoliitto)

Finland for everyone. No more high salaries, better welfare for workers, climate change as the starting point of all societal decision-making, more relaxed working life.

Centre Party (Suomen Keskusta)

Ensuring Finland’s independence and the safety of its citizens. Development of Africa, more defence cooperation with Sweden, better cyber attack defence, 650 new police officers, no criminal immigrants, less domestic violence.

Pirate Party

Individual freedom. More electric vehicles, more genetic modification, less religious studies in schools, increased public sector openness, no more tax deductions, online privacy.


The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

Sir Winston Churchill