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Sweden's Palme Likens His Foes on Right to Thatcher
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Meisler, Stanley
Date: Sep 15, 1985
Start Page: 10
Section: 1; Foreign Desk
Abstract (Document Summary)

[Olof Palme], in an outdoor meeting on a chilly day in a suburb of Goteborg, Sweden's second-largest city, lumped his conservative opponents with [Margaret Thatcher], insisting that they are intent on applying her rigid free-enterprise policies to Sweden.

"They came from a city with tremendous unemployment, a city where the state does nothing for the unemployed," Palme said, reminding his followers that Sweden has an official unemployment rate of only 3%, one of the lowest in Europe, while British joblessness is 13% nationally and higher in the industrial cities.

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