the DN could for a few weeks then tell me that american technicians gained access to the control system for the national grid for electricity in Sweden, but that they have undergone the safety training that is required by Swedish law.
Just days before the unveiling, two minister, Anders Ygeman and Ibrahim Baylan that they had the full confidence of Ulla Sandborgh, director general at the Swedish national grid.
A week after the new data have been published had Sandborgh leave the service. Mp and group leader mr Tobias Billström wonders why the government is acting only when the safety deficiencies revealed in the media.
– the Audit of the Swedish national grid shows that Transportstyrelseskandalen was just the tip of the iceberg. The social democrats shows time and time again an inability to deal with issues linked to national security. We had it-the scandal at the transport agency, it showed the flaws that were very serious. Then, there was talk of repentance, but it turned out to be only empty words, says Billström.
He thinks that it is not enough to ”try to shift the focus by dedicating a director-general.
" They have to take their responsibility, we have both Svenska kraftnät and the Swedish transport agency and Hultqvists press secretary, but this is much larger than the individual cases. Probably had none of this been discovered, if not the DN had posted the reviews. It is clear that Stefan Löfven does not have a check on their government, " says Tobias Billström.
– You must ask the question why it has become as it has become. We have had two events where Stefan Löfvens leadership has fallen into the centre, for it is he who leads the ministers who are responsible for the directors-general. And now we have received new information that reinforces the seriousness. Why did you not find out about it from the beginning, but continued to pretend that it had confidence.
Tobias Billström thinks that the government should launch a comprehensive review of both the national management of the crisis and of the question whether the authorities ' work on safety.
– When it comes to security issues, the government must be constantly vigilant, no matter what government takes office. All the time and scrutinises their authorities and to clarify their procedures. This government has suffered the two hardest säkerhetsskandalerna ever. It is now that you need to take responsibility, but have not done it, " says Tobias Billström.
– It is always a sitting prime minister who is ultimately responsible and in this case it is important to remember that the government act only after the data have become well-known in the summer of 2017. And this review of the Swedish national grid emphasizes that it has not happened like that a lot of late 2017. There are many citizens who are now setting themselves wondering as to why this pattern is repeated time and time again, " says Tobias Billström.
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