For people who like to keep an eye on far-right populism in Europe, Sweden is a perennial favorite. Last month’s elections saw the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) take 17.5% of the vote, up from 12.9 % in 2014 (though slightly lower than the 18-19% opinion polls around the time were predicting). The common explanation for this growth in popularity of the far-right in recent years is the fear that high immigration is diluting and endangering traditional Swedish society. Over the last few years, this fear has mostly focussed on refugees, thanks in part to the hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers who entered Sweden during the migration crisis which began in 2015.