Letters: Michael Warden, Febraury 28, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Considerable column inches have been given over in the dailies to criticism of President Trump’s comments regarding Sweden.

The Swedish PM even took to Twitter to refute the remarks by the President of the United States. However, Trump was right in every detail, the situation in Sweden is vile, with assaults, rapes, arson and general lawlessness. Malmo is now the rape capital of Europe and, statistically, based on the latest figures, one woman in four can expect to be raped in her lifetime. The Swedish people see it but the politicians and media will not. There are more than 50 areas where police do not go and the former deputy chief of the serious crimes division wrote: “I’m so (redacted) tired. What I’m writing here isn’t politically correct. Our pensioners are on their knees, the schools are a mess, healthcare is an inferno, the police are completely destroyed. Everyone knows why, but no one dares or wants to say why.” I call on Prime Minister May not to let it happen here. Action must be taken.

Michael Warden

Tilney St Lawrence