Sweden Democrat leader, Jimmie Åkesson, told Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter on Saturday that he wants a total ban on asylum immigration to Sweden. He also said that he wants Sweden to leave the European Union.

The far-right nationalist leader –– whose party last week launched an international campaign designed to warn refugees not to come to Sweden –– was speaking in an interview with the newspaper that also touched upon his long sick-leave absence from politics.

Åkesson returned to the fray from his extended sick leave in April, just before the catastrophic extent of the refugee crisis, the worst since World War Two, became fully evident.

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