There is nothing quite like local politics. These days all of Umeň is talking about the fate of the hot-dog stands gracing the central pedestrian street, Kungsgatan.
Did the local planning committee of the local council call for the eviction of the hot-dog sellers as Liberal councillor Britt-Marie L÷vgren claims?
Was it all a misunderstanding as the chairman of the committee stated: The stands would have to go temporarily while the street works were performed but the hot-dogs would be back!
Now even the mayor Lennart Holmlund has added his voice and promised the continued provision of hot-dogs to the good citizens of Ume.
The former German Labour Minister Norbert BlŘm became famous for promising “the pensions are safe“. Will “the hot-dogs are safe” be Holmlund’s legacy?
Time will tell.