Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sticking the boot in...

Having done my own questioning of Finland's safe-as-houses image in the past, it is interesting to see Helsingin Sanomat continues to put the boot in to the bleeding, broken body of "Finland-the-nice-country" as the poor dear lies whimpering in the gutter. Today's self flagellation goes with the wonderful title of :

"Homicide rate in Finnish Lapland higher than in Central Africa!"

although I admit to sneakily adding the explanation mark for the tabloid emphasis that the sentence surely deserves. Should we expect to see Lapland's most famous resident riding his sleigh surrounded by a posse of AK47-wielding elf-child soldiers for protection?

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