It’s not uncommon to see Swedish cabinet ministers or city mayors queuing at a bus stop or waiting on a crowded platform for a train along with everyone else.
Even politicians using public tax money for taxis is severely frowned upon:
That’s because extraordinarily (for us), in Sweden MPs are considered to be public servants, not a class above everyone else.
Imagine the uproar from our own spoilt out-of-touch politicians if they had to endure everyday life as everyone else has to endure it.
Things would change very, very quickly indeed.