Political ferment isn't just restricted to the Arab world. There's a great malaise in the air, and it's manifesting in all kinds of ways, all over the place. In Finland, it's taken the form of a populist reactionary party. They call themselves Perussuomalaiset, which could be translated to Ordinary Finns, or Regular Finns, or Basic Finns.
The PerSut are led by a guy called Timo Soini. He's rotund, cheerful, a great talker, and quite sharp. The latest polls have pushed it into the top four parties in the country, each with around 20% support. Traditionally, our politics have been dominated by the Social Democrats, the Centrists (sort of like the German Christian Democrats), and the Conservatives. Now there are four, and it's even possible that Timo Soini might be our next prime minister.