I am highly skeptical about this report's conclusions. It would not be the first time that a Finnish governmental report paid lip service to the populace's wishes, only to end up shelved, just like when an ex-miss and a mediatized pot smoker recently forced their copyright reform with full support from a recording industry goon - despite massive citizen protests. The same thing happened a few years ago with the Immigration Law: passing the draconian police-state reform that came in 2004 was supposedly unavoidable and mandated by authorities high above, a milder version had already been turned down a year before and, anyhow, this country's hands were tied, so it had to be done. Then, fast-forward just a year later and several reports call the Finnish Immigration Act of 2004 a complete failure that has brought Finland unnecessary blames on its bad treatment of immigrants and thus a law that must be trashed and redone from scratch. Doesn't that pattern sound familiar?

--AnonymousCoward, 10-Feb-2006

So you're really sceptical about the ability of the Finnish government to heed and execute the matters laid out in the report, not about the conclusions per se.

Well, at least there's something out in the open now. It's thus time for grassroots movements to take this stuff and run with it :)

--JanneJalkanen, 10-Feb-2006

All these elements were already known by the grassroot movements and brought up during the Lex Karpela struggle. They were also flatly ignored. This country's legislative tradition is: pass ugly laws first, look stupid later and avoid admitting to have repeatedly wasted the taxpayer's money on expansive comitees and studies whose goal was to prove the taxpayers wrong.

--AnonymousCoward, 10-Feb-2006

More info...     Add comment   Back to entry
"Main_comments_080206_1" last changed on 13-Jan-2007 19:53:00 EET by JanneJalkanen.